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WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA WEST ANNOUNCES
2021 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS
via Writers Guild of America West

September 21, 2021

Writers Guild of America West today announced the results of its 2021 Officers and Board of Directors election.

The following members were elected to serve as officers: President – Meredith Stiehm; Vice President – Michele Mulroney; Secretary-Treasurer – Betsy Thomas. read article

WGAW presents An Evening with Charles Murray and Malcolm Spellman

The Writers Guild of America West says it best: This…“Conversations in Genre” panel features writers Charles Murray (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Sons of Anarchy) and Malcolm Spellman (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier [creator], Empire), who talk about craft, creation, and the art of telling great stories. (ALERT: It’s an hour and a half long.)

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How to Get Your TV Show Idea on the Air #7

by Larry Brody

The seventh in a series of videos about what is for all practical purposes the most important thing to know in showbiz: How to sell your idea, your script, and yourself.

This is serious business indeed, but the process also is filled with fun and, yes, love.  So please sit back and click to learn, enjoy, and maybe even find your TV show Destiny by knowing more about WHAT EXECUTIVES WANT TO SEE IN A TV SERIES PITCH.

MORE TO COME

Behind the Scenes at the Shang-Chi Pitch Meeting

Here it is, the unvarnished truth…if you define truth as “pack of lies.”

In other words, this could well be the closest you’ll ever get to enjoying a pitch meeting. So, yeah, enjoy! read article

munchman: Wes Studi And a Brief History of Native Americans in Film

It’s not often that GQ schools us in anything other than style, but the following article on Native actor Wes Studi is a fascinating and insightful lesson in both Studi’s life and what it feels like to grow up as an oppressed people within the United States.

In other words, if you’re reading this for muncherisms, you might as well stop now. Even “yer friendly neighborhood munchawhatever” knows when it’s time for the straight goods instead of snark.

The Untold Stories of Wes Studi
by Tommy Orange

When Wes Studi broke through in Dances With Wolves and The Last of the Mohicans, he was cast as a terrifying villain. But for many in the Native community, he was a hero channeling decades of righteous anger. Tommy Orange tells the story of an overlooked icon who forever changed the way Indigenous people are depicted onscreen. read article