Diversity Initiative Competition

October Winner

Christina Jun

Christina is a Korean–American director, writer, and actor whose work advocates for marginalized voices in mainstream media and strives to share authentic human stories through the Asian-American and female experience. Most notably, her work has been selected at multiple film festivals including the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Short Film Showcase, Bentonville and CAAMFest. Most recently, she co-directed “Samir,” a feature film funded and distributed by Warner Bros Studios and also directed “Happy Ending,” a film in Shanghai, commissioned by SHVFS. Christina is an alumnus of Yale School of Drama’s directing lab and holds an MFA from USC with an emphasis in directing and screenwriting.

Each month, Roadmap selects one diverse screenwriter to participate in the Pitch Prep Program (Step 1 of our Career Writer Program) for FREE!

The lack of diversity and representation in Hollywood has been at the forefront of the national conversation for a while now. At Roadmap, we want to do our part to help bring more diversity to the big screen (and the small)! For us, that starts with the screenwriters.

That's why we are proud to sponsor the Roadmap Writers Diversity Tribute!

We launched this initiative in memory of Roadmap Writer Coletta Preacely-Garcia, who passed suddenly in 2016. Coletta was an extremely hardworking writer who was always working to better her craft, tirelessly writing, rewriting, and taking advantage of every opportunity presented to her to gain skills, make connections, and polish her screenplays.

Who should apply? This program is for diverse screenwriters with at least one completed original Feature or TV Pilot who are ready to tackle the marketing aspect of their career and start getting their work out there!

How to Enter

To apply for this tribute, please submit in PDF format:

  1. A one-page statement highlighting your diverse background and why you would be a valuable and hardworking member of the Career Writer Program.
  2. A scripted writing sample (Pilot or Feature).

The deadline for entries is on the 21st of each month via the Submit with Coverfly link below.

Past Tribute Winners