I’m thrilled and grateful to have been a part of the most recent CBS Diversity Writers Program.
When I began the mentorship, I knew only a few people in the television industry. Through the program, I was introduced to several executives and mentors who graciously taught me about the business and how to market myself as a writer.
One of the highlights was working on my spec with mentors Pamela Soper and Rosemary Tarquinio.
Generous with their time and wisdom, they cared about what I was trying to achieve and pushed me to produce my best work. The experience showed me firsthand how the notes process can bring your material to the next level.
Another highlight was the weekly Speaker Series, moderated by Program Director Carole Kirschner.
Each week we were treated to a candid discussion about a range of topics with a group of executives, writers, alumni and showrunners.
These sessions were invaluable in teaching us how to bring our best selves to a meeting and steer our own course through the industry.