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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

Gabriela Revilla Lugo

Gabriela Revilla Lugo

December 2022 Mentor

A dramedy feature/TV writer/director/producer and formerly undocumented immigrant, Gabby Revilla Lugo started her career in physical production then ventured into the independent feature space where she worked with names like Damian Chazelle on his award-winning film, Whiplash. She had success with films including the award-winning Palm Springs, The Starling, and Fox Searchlight's Next Goal Wins, written and directed by Taika Waititi. Gabby was staffed on ABC's hit drama, A Million Little Things, and teaches screenwriting at the Script Anatomy school. In 2021 Gabby sold multiple podcasts and landed a feature film writing job for Mattel. She also sold 15 Candles, a TV pilot based on John Hughes' 16 Candles, to Peacock, alongside UCP and OJALA, which award-winning playwright, Tanya Saracho, leads. She worked on the TV series Brujas and completed the WGA's showrunner training program. Most recently she has been tapped as the creator of a Spanish language racing drama with MGM International and HBO MAX LATIN AMERICA. Gabby has several TV projects in development, including one with Eugenio Derbez and 3PAS and Gina Rodriguez which is in negotiations with a major studio, and another for broadcast with AGC studios. She recently also partnered up with Linda Yvette Chavez and Julissa Arce to develop a Chicano dramedy based on real events in the 1960s and is a part of the 2022 cohort for STARZ writing intensive for underrepresented writers.

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.