Time to Enter the WGAW’s Writer Access Project


Attention WGAW members!

LB recently got the following message from that self same organization, AKA The Writers Guild of America West, with valuable info y’all ought to be knowing…and, more important, acting upon. So, with no further ado:

Dear WGAW Member:

If you are a member in Current or Post-Current status and fall into one of the following categories – Minority, Women, LGBT, Writers 55+ and Writers with Disabilities – you are invited to submit your original television pilot or spec script to the 2016/2017 TV Writer Access Project. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 18, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.

Now in its eighth year, the TV Writer Access Project seeks to assist diverse mid-level television writers, including TV movie writers, in gaining access to employment. A significant number of writers selected as honorees have been staffed at various levels – which is extremely encouraging. Each year, the Diversity Department along with the TV Writer Access Project Advisory Group fine tunes the program to assist the selected honorees in gaining accessibility to showrunners, executives and agents during staffing season. If you have submitted in the past we encourage you to do so again.

Honorees will be offered a five-week seminar series with showrunners to prepare for staffing season.

You can access the guidelines, application and release form at:

Please call or e-mail the Diversity Department if you have any questions about the application process at: 323-782-4589 or diversity@wga.org.

Tery Lopez
Director of Diversity