This page features resources for writers of all backgrounds, and others in the entertainment industry, who are committed to confronting systemic bias and discrimination.
Know Your Rights
The WGAW supports a zero-tolerance policy for any form of workplace discrimination, including discrimination and harassment based on gender, race or ethnicity, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. Writers experiencing abusive or discriminatory treatment should consult one of the fact sheets below or contact Latifah Salom in the WGAW Legal Department.
- Discrimination, Harassment, and Workplace Bullying
- Sexual Harassment
- Parental Leave and Related Rights
Find a Writer Directory
Through the Find a Writer online directory, anyone can search for writers based on racial and ethnic background, language, gender, expertise, and other attributes. Profiles include official writing credits, representation information, and a web-based contact form. Find A Writer integrates seamlessly with the suite of hiring and network tools on the WGA Platform.
Industry Writing Programs
These programs support the career development of aspiring and emerging writers from historically marginalized communities.
Research, Reports, and Fact Sheets
The research-based resources below were released by the WGAW and partners to shed light on the state of the industry and barriers to full inclusion and equity.
Advocacy Groups and Associations
The listed groups build community among groups of historically marginalized creators and elevate their work.
WGAW Community Standards
These standards were formulated to set shared expectations for all members to promote a safe, inclusive and equitable culture among writers. Showrunners are encouraged to implement these standards in their writers’ room.
Experts and Consultants
Find individuals and organizations willing to provide free information to writers on specific disciplines, fields, cultures and communities. While every attempt is made to ensure that listings are purely informational and accurate, the WGAW does not endorse any of these entities or the information they provide.