Diversity

Welcome to the WGAW Diversity Department information page.

Leo Chu (l-r) and Eric Garcia (Supah Ninjas) Rachel Axler (l-r),Beth Armogida, Beth Einhorn, Larry Wilmore, Molly McNearney, Beth Sherman, Nell Scovell Dennis Leoni (Los Americans)

The WGAW's Diversity department works with producers, studio and network executives, and writers to increase employment opportunities and the availability of writing assignments for writers who are Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, African-American, Latino, women, over 40, gay, lesbian, or disabled.

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.

Read more about the Diversity department here. (pdf)


WGAW DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

Writers Access Project

A program for mid-level diverse television writers.

Feature Access Project

A program for minority feature writers.

WGAW Writers Training Program

A self-placement initiative available to Non-WGA members.


WGAW DIVERSITY COMMITTEES

The Diversity Department staffs the following eight committees:

American Indian Writers Committee
Asian-American Writers
Black Writers
Career Longevity
Gay & Lesbian Writers
Latino Writers
Women Writers
Writers With Disabilities


INDUSTRY DIVERSITY WRITING PROGRAMS, CONFERENCES AND FESTIVALS

The following is provided for informational purposes only. A program's inclusion on this list does not, in and of itself, indicate endorsement by the Guild. The Guild counsels its members to analyze carefully the details of each program and not to participate in programs that require payment. Guild staff is available to review individual programs.

SEE THE LIST


HOLLYWOOD WRITERS REPORT

Commissioned by the WGAW, the Hollywood Writers Report provides an update on the progress of women, minority, and older writers on the employment and earnings fronts in both film and television.

READ THE REPORT


WGAW FREELANCE COMPLIANCE

The department also administers the Freelance Compliance. For questions e-mail Diversity or call (323) 782-4589.


CONTACT DIVERSITY

Director of Diversity: Tery Lopez
Coordinator: Mai Tran-Lanza
Assistant: Christian Estrada
Diversity Main Line: (323) 782-4589
E-mail: Diversity

DIVERSITY CALENDAR
DIVERSITY COMMITTEE, MEETINGS, CALENDAR
Click here for upcoming diversity committee meetings from now until December 2014.

VIDEOS

AN INTERVIEW WITH WHEN I WALK’S JASON DASILVA

BRING THE FUNNY: CELEBRATING ASIAN WOMEN WRITERS

COMEDY WRITING FOR VARIETY & LATE NIGHT