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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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Scott Barkan

Scott Barkan

May 2022 Mentor

Scott Barkan is a feature screenwriter who, along with his writing partner, Gregg Zehentner, focuses on high concept, character-driven stories. Their psychological horror, "I'm Just F*cking With You", was produced by Blumhouse and premiered at SXSW in 2019 as a Narrative Spotlight Feature Selection. Their supernatural western, "The Sun Always Sets in the West", is currently set up at Lionsgate, with Danny McBride's Roughhouse Pictures producing. Barkan is a member of the WGAW and is repped by Mainstay Entertainment and CAA. He also shreds on guitar.

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 pogram in more detail.r