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OCTOBER 19, 2021

A Message from the Sidelines: Disabled People Combat Cultural Invisibility

To coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DWC Chair David Radcliff weighs in on the state of disability inclusion in the industry.

I’m a “lower-level” television writer and the chair of the Disabled Writers Committee (DWC) at the Writers Guild of America West. That’s a weird dichotomy to straddle—especially with my tight hamstrings—because one role asks me to speak up for one of the most underrepresented communities in Hollywood, and the other suggests I keep my head down and try not to pitch the same thing twice. Read more >>

Ask A Mentor: Next Stop Ahead

Shaun Cassidy advises writers on how to plan for their next job.

It’s never too early to look for that next gig. Shaun Cassidy (New Amsterdam) discusses best practices for building relationships and cultivating job opportunities.

Question: If I know my show will end soon, when should I start applying for a new job? While I'm currently employed or after the show ends? Read more >>

Signatory Alert

Do not work for these bad actors on the Strike/Unfair List.

When signatory companies undermine your rights or the terms of the MBA, the Guild holds them accountable. For certain types of unfair conduct, The WGAW Board of Directors may place a company or individual on the Strike/Unfair List.

Please be advised that the company J.C. PRODUCTIONS, LLC, and Joel Carpenter (J.C. Productions, LLC), have been placed on the Strike/Unfair List for failure to remit P&H contributions in connection with the project, “Skid Boot.” Read more >>

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