For Mid-Level Diverse Television Writers
The Diversity Department of the Writers Guild of America, West is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2013 WGAW Writer Access Project, a program designed to identify excellent, diverse writers with television staffing experience.
LINKS TO SAMPLES OF THE WAP HONOREES CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Qualified WGAW members were invited to submit their work in one of five diversity categories: minority writers; writers with disabilities; women writers; writers age 55 and over; and gay and lesbian writers.
The scripts were read and scored on a blind submission basis by WGAW members with extensive television writing experience, including current and former showrunners and writer/producers.
Below you will find a list of the 2013 Writer Access Project honorees with their bios and contact information as well as the scripts which were submitted to the program. Writers were invited to submit EITHER an original pilot or a spec script from a current television show. Feel free to contact the writers or their representatives directly if you would like to read additional material or arrange a meeting.
You will also find lists of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Writer Access Project honorees along with bios and links to their sample scripts.
For a complete list of credits for any of the writers, please contact the writers directly or the WGAW Credits Department at (323) 782-4528.
Here you will find the 2012-2013 Writer Access Project Guidelines.
The WGAW Diversity Department welcomes any suggestions for improvements to the Writer Access Project in the future – you can contact us at: Diversity.
Director of Diversity, WGAW
The project was launched by the WGAW’s Diversity Department in early 2009. It is a peer judging program designed to identify excellent, diverse writers with television experience, and to provide a resource for accessing their work to showrunners, industry executives, agents and managers.
The Writer Access Project represents one effort by the WGAW to address the issue of underrepresentation of diverse writers on television writing staffs. Read detailed current statistics about the employment of diverse television writers in the 2013 WGAW TV Staffing Brief.
2013 WRITER ACCESS PROJECT HONOREES
Click on the writers' names to access their bios, contacts and scripts.