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JUNE 12, 2020

Juneteenth 2020: From Pandemic to Protests

On Friday, June 19 from 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m., join writer-director Ali LeRoi (Survivor’s Remorse, Everybody Hates Chris) as he moderates a timely and candid virtual panel discussion with fellow writers, community leaders, and activists about race and racism in America. “Juneteenth 2020: From Pandemic to Protests” panelists will include Melody Cooper (The Insiders, Two Sentence Horror Stories), Berwick Mahdi Davenport (CEO, Soul Focused Group), Charles Murray (writer-producer), Janine Sherman Barrois (showrunner-EP, Self Made, Claws), and Rashad Robinson (president, Color Of Change) Read more >>


Resources for Addressing Racism

Writers have a mainline into American culture through the content they create. The recent wave of protests in defense of Black lives, and reactions from government, industry, and the public, have called attention both to the entrenched nature of white supremacy and the strength of the movement to dismantle it. Guild members cannot stand on the sidelines of this fight and many have asked how they can do their part, in their personal lives and through their work. Read more >>


Ask a Mentor

Established screen and TV writers answer your questions in this advice column.

We can all use a little advice sometimes. Connect asked members to send in their questions about the profession for our knowledgeable WGAW members to answer. This week, Eric Tuchman (The Handmaid’s Tale, Stitchers) answers a question about whether new writers should stick to one genre when sending out material.

Question: “Most managers/agents say they want you to stick to one genre, because otherwise the execs will get ‘confused’ as to what you write. Do you have any recommendations about how to get repped and/or put yourself out there, when you write in more than one discrete genre?” Read more >>

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