Plus, Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month.
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

When “Neutral is White”

Techno-Orientalism and Afro-Futurism in science fiction, and how to promote inclusivity in fictional future societies in TV and film.

As a genre, most science fiction movies and shows take place in the future—maybe an obvious observation to make, but an observation that begs the question: who gets to be a part of these fictional future societies, and what does that say about the actual world we live in? Read more >>

Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month Celebration Panel

Weds, 9/21 at 7 p.m. (PT) over Zoom.

The Latinx Writers Committee, in collaboration with the NewFilmmakers LA Latinx Film Festival, invites all WGAW members to attend a virtual celebration of Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month. During this moderated Zoom event, Latine showrunners and emerging writers will discuss the state of the film and television industry through the lens of our collective successes—where we've been, where we're at, and where we need to go—while encouraging and inspiring the next generation. Panelists include Tanya Saracho (Vida), Dailyn Rodriguez (The Lincoln Lawyer), Aitch Alberto (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe), Peter Murrieta (Mr. Iglesias), and more to be announced. Moderated by Dani Fernandez (Harley Quinn). RSVP >>

Are Your Characters Catching COVID?

Let UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health be a resource when writing about public health issues.

Are your characters facing issues of public health—Monkey Pox and infectious diseases, extreme heat, drought, environmental pollution, gun violence, food insecurity, homelessness, or even loneliness? Writers are fortunate to have a superb resource to get solid information on these and similar subjects right in our own backyard: UCLA’s world-renowned Fielding School of Public Health. Questions can be directed to Carla Denly, Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications (310-941-2879), who can route inquiries to the appropriate person within the Fielding School.

The Woman King Screening and Q&A with Dana Stevens

Spend Sunday at the Writers Guild Theater.

See The Woman King this Sunday, September 18 at 3 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater. Q&A with Dana Stevens immediately following the screening. See the full Guild Screenings schedule.

Writers Guild of America West • 7000 W. Third Street • Los Angeles, CA 90048

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