The WGAW's Inclusion and Equity Department works with producers, studio and network executives, and writers to increase employment opportunities and the availability of writing assignments for writers from under-represented groups, including, but not limited to, writers who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American & Indigenous, African-American, Latino, women, over 40, LGBTQ+, or disabled, so they have the opportunity to tell stories from their various life experiences on-screen.
Showrunner Training Program
Conducted in partnership with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the Showrunner Training Program is designed to help senior-level writer-producers and recent creators hone the skills necessary to become successful showrunners in today’s TV landscape.
What We Do
The department works with industry personnel to develop access and talent development programs and also hosts events, panels, and seminars to promote a more positive image of historically underemployed writers, to increase the industry's awareness of the unique obstacles often faced by these writers, and to encourage positive change in hiring practices.