Roadmap Writers Celebrates Black Voices in Hollywood With 3rd Annual Black To The Future Virtual Event

EXCLUSIVE: Roadmap Writers presents its week-long celebration of Black History Month once again with their 3rd annual Black to the Future virtual event. This five-day event features panels with working screenwriters, film & TV executives, and literary representatives across the African American diaspora and Black experience in Hollywood.

Black to the Future is an extension of Roadmap Writers’ commitment to support and sustain diversity in Hollywood. Per Roadmap’s Director of Outreach and Diversity Initiatives, James Moorer, “Roadmap Writers has consistently held space for Black screenwriters since 2016 when we launched our Diversity Fellowship. Through our programs and introductions, we are committed to raising awareness, opportunity, and helping writers find a path to success. In its third year, Black to the Future is a celebration of inclusion and representation, and a beacon of hope for those yet to come.”

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Panelists include Mika Frank (The Resident), Angela Harvey (Teen Wolf), Lamonia Deanne Brown (Festival Director of the Essence Film Festival), Bianca Sams (Charmed), Christina M Walker (Flash), Natasha M. Hall (Virgin River), Lamont Macgee (Green Lantern), Aadip Desai (The Goldbergs), Charlie Peppers (Pokerface), Shakesha Williams (founder of Harlem Fusion Studios) and more!

Roadmap’s quarterly Coletta Preacely-Garcia Diversity fellowship kicks off again on February 15th, aiming to sponsor two individuals of historically underrepresented identities to partake in Roadmap Writers’ lauded educational training Career Writer Program, where to date, over 380 emerging film & TV writers have secured literary representation to launch their screenwriting careers.

Founded by Joey Tuccio and Dorian Connelley in 2016, this L.A.-based screenwriting education and training platform is dedicated to writers seeking a guided path to professional success in film and TV. Led by working executives, managers, agents, producers, writers, and other industry professionals, their classes take place exclusively online and are designed to empower writers to elevate their craft while expanding their network.

Roadmap has helped over 380 writers sign with representation to date, while guiding some directly toward work in the industry. Writers signed through the program to the likes of Kaplan/Perrone, Echo Lake, Good Fear, Anonymous Content, 3 Arts, Artists First, Industry Entertainment, Fourth Wall Management, and CAA, with some going on to staff on shows like Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies (Paramount+), Reacher (Amazon), Fubar (Netflix), The Flash (CW), We Were Liars (Amazon), and The Resident (Fox).

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