Plus, getting Latinx representation right
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JUNE 10, 2022

How, and Why, to Get Latinx Representation Right On Screen

Writers discuss how accurate representation makes for good storytelling.

As we work toward a more inclusive industry—one that produces content reflective of the actual world around us—accurate portrayal of historically underrepresented communities has become fundamental to the work of all writers.

Last month, the WGAW Latinx Writers Committee and Storyline Partners co-presented a virtual panel that addressed these issues, and offered some solutions writers can keep in mind when including Latinx characters in their scripts, with one major takeaway: Hire Latinx people to write their own stories, or hire them to work with you to get these characters and their cultural nuances right. Read more >>

Ask a Mentor: Switching from Drama to Comedy Rooms

If you’re a drama writer who’s made the switch to a comedy room, Nastaran Dibai has tips for a smooth transition.

So up to this point, you have made your television career as a drama writer. You’ve finally made the leap from drama to comedy and are in your first comedy writers’ room—now what? How can you set yourself up for success and be an asset to the showrunner? Nastaran Dibai, whose credits include sitcoms 3rd Rock from the Sun and According to Jim, as well as recent dramas like Resident Alien, offers some words of wisdom. Read more >>

Money Matters: Managing Debt & Credit

Entertainment Community Fund Webinar June 14

What’s something nearly everyone has but no one talks about? Debt. On Tuesday, June 14, the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) is offering Part 2 of a dynamic and informative webinar designed to help you navigate common pitfalls and begin to engage in best practices so you can manage your debt successfully and with confidence. Part 2 will explore the ins and outs of using and improving your credit, including credit reports, credit scores, and credit cards. The webinar will be held at the following times: 12:00pm - 2:00pm ET / 11:00am - 1:00pm CT / 9:00am - 11:00am PT. RSVP or Read more >>

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