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JUNE 5, 2020

WGAW Issues Latest Inclusion Report

The WGAW’s Inclusion and Equity Group has released its third Inclusion Report to call attention to the lack of inclusion and equity in the entertainment industry, providing detailed data on the status of writers from historically underrepresented groups.

This year’s Inclusion Report expands significantly on the information provided in previous reports. In addition to up-to-date data on the 2019–2020 TV season, it includes data on the motion picture industry, documenting experiences of screenwriters from underrepresented groups. Read more >>


Paying It Forward

WGAW member Sera Gamble seeks to inspire and educate with online writer Q&As.

For some time, writer Sera Gamble (You, The Magicians) had been answering questions from aspiring writers on her Instagram account as an antidote to the negativity she saw on social media. When stay-at-home orders went into effect in Los Angeles, Gamble built on this practice and created her video series, Writer Q&A, Pandemic Edition, in which she interviews peers on the craft and career of writing, as well as staying productive during the pandemic. 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 knowledgeable WGAW members to answer. Cathryn Humphris (NCIS: New Orleans, Mad Men) answers our first question regarding managers.

Question: “I was looking for some advice regarding manager/client relationships and the general management of your representation when you feel as though you have no street cred and/or are in the weaker position.”—Calvin Starnes Read more >>


Legislative Update and Action Alert: Congressional Response to COVID-19 Enters Phase 4

The country needs new relief legislation, but it remains stalled in the Senate.

As COVID-19 continues to take a devastating toll on the country, the US Senate is dragging its feet on another needed stimulus bill. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act passed in the House on May 15 by a vote of 208 to 199, but Senate Republicans have refused to take up the bill. Read more >>

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