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.
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