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Coverfly Career Mentorship

A free 6-month mentorship with professional writers

An exclusive free mentorship program available to writers with a project that has placed on The Red List. Mentors include film and television writers with multiple credits at the showrunner and EP level for major networks and studios. Each month the mentor will select one writer from The Red List for six months of career mentorship.

The program will focus on career development over craft or writing. We hope to emphasize the importance balancing career/networking in addition to strong samples.

While the mentor will have set criteria, all writers who have appeared on The Red List are eligible. Make sure you are eligible by setting your projects to discoverable today!

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Each month, the participating mentor will select their mentee from The Red List based off of criteria including but not limited to:

  • format
  • genre
  • work experience
  • life experience
  • personal background & interests
  • project subject matter

We highly recommend your profile be as up to date as possible including a bio, career goal, life experience tags, and any industry experience.

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Mentors

Steve Desmond

Steve Desmond

October 2022 Mentor

Steve Desmond is a WGA screenwriter whose screenplays (alongside writing partner Michael Sherman) have been voted onto the prestigious industry Black List four times in the past five years, including in 2020 with The Saturday Night Ghost Club. Steve and Michael sold their sci-fi adventure screenplay, Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers, to Warner Bros in a bidding war, with an Oscar nominated producer attached. FilmNation (Promising Young Woman, Arrival) hired them to adapt the Stoker-award-winning horror novel The Cabin at the End of the World, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The duo has also been hired to work on projects for Legendary Pictures, Sony, Blumhouse, and Mandalay, amongst others. Steve's short film, Monsters, that he wrote and directed, has amassed over two million views online and screened in over 100 film festivals worldwide, winning 45 awards.

About the Partnership

Coverfly and the Act Two podcast have partnered together for this exclusive monthly mentorship program.

Appropriately named, Act Two refers to writers that have elevated to the "second level" of their career. Each month, Act Two will provide a mentor who will select a writer from The Red List for a six month long mentorship program.

For more info about the program, check out to this episode of the Act Two Podcast where Tom Dever, Coverfly's Head of Writer Development, discusses the program in more detail.