Latinx Writers Committee Offers Hope Despite Barriers

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, the Writers Guild of America West brings us the following news.

via WGAW CONNECT

Latinx Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the contributions of Latinx people to American society. In Hollywood, where Latinx writers face systemic barriers to employment, advocates argue that the community has untapped potential for much greater cultural influence. The WGAW Latinx Writers Committee (LWC) is one group looking to unleash that potential. As Latinx writers continue to knock at opportunity’s door, the LWC is focused on giving them the tools to succeed once they get a foothold.

“Our committee is made up of over 200 Latinx film and TV writers, and we have many at the lower levels who are entering the Guild through a fellowship program, or getting promoted, or staffing for the first time,” says LWC Co-chair Danny Tolli. “It’s all wonderful and exciting but what ends up happening is, at the end of their 20 weeks, they’re not asked back and then they’re forced to repeat levels. We have one writer who was stuck repeating staff writer for five shows. read article

2021 Emmy Award Winning Writers

And now, because it’s the right thing to do (and you can see the other winners just about anywhere), here they are, the really big Emmy winners for this year. That’s right, we’re talking about the WRITERS!

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Hacks, “There Is No Line (Pilot)”
Written by Lucia Aniello, Written by Paul W. Downs, Written by Jen Statsky

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

 I May Destroy You
Written by Michaela Coel read article

Last Week’s Most Important Cord Cutting Developments

Locast streaming service shuts permanently

Cord Cutters News gives us the latest on the cord cutting front, including: an upcoming bundle that pairs Showtime with Paramount Plus, Apple TV getting is tvOS 15 software update next week, Locast suffering another legal blow, streaming services celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, and more!

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Last Week’s Most Important Cord Cutting Developments

Roku’s first original movie: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas”

Cord Cutters News gives us the latest on the cord cutting front, including: Hulu price increase affecting on-demand plans, a new Fire TV Stick 4K and other gear from Amazon, Roku’s first original movie, and more!luding

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America’s Top 10 Broadcast & Streaming Shows 9/13/21

With Outer Banks again taking the #1 spot, Netflix filled every spot in the Nielsen Original Streaming Shows Top 10 last week. The top three were Outer Banks, of course (hmm, we’ll have to watch that some time), Hit & Run, and Grace and Frankie.

On the cable side of things, Fox News Channel offerings filled the entire Top Ten again, with Tucker Carlson’s show taking first, third, ninth, and tenth. read article