2014 Writer Access Project
For Mid-Level Diverse Television Writers
PREVIOUS HONOREES
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If you have questions or suggestions about the Writer Access Project, please contact Kimberly Myers or Tery Lopez at: Diversity.

The Diversity Department of the Writers Guild of America, West is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2014 WGAW Writer Access Project, a program designed to identify excellent, diverse writers with television staffing experience.

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.

LINKS TO SAMPLES OF THE 2014 WAP HONOREES CAN BE FOUND HERE.

The WGAW Diversity Department welcomes any suggestions for improvements to the Writer Access Project in the future – you can contact us at: Diversity.

Kimberly Myers
Director of Diversity, WGAW

Project History:

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.

2014 WRITER ACCESS PROJECT HONOREES

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COMEDY (L-R)
Cynthia Riddle
Geetika Lizardi
Peter Hunziker
Sara Saedi
Gloria Calderón Kellett

DRAMA
STANDING (L-R)
Yule Caise
Jared Romero
John Lau
Beth Armogida
Susan Gauthier
Will Berson

SITTING (L-R)
Deborah Swisher
Marc Scott Zicree
Adam Rodman
Lana Cho