2017 WGA TV Writer Access Project Honorees

We would like to be saying, “This just in from the Writers Guild of America, West,” but, unfortunately we’re a couple of weeks late in relaying what this genuinely important WGAW announcement.

The Diversity Department of the Writers Guild of America, West is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2017 WGAW TV Writer Access Project, a program designed to identify excellent, diverse writers with television staffing experience.

Qualified WGAW members were invited to submit their work in one of five diversity categories: minority writers; writers with disabilities; women writers; writers age 55 and over; and LGBT writers.

Scripts, which underwent two rounds of judging, were read and scored on a blind submission basis by WGAW members with extensive television writing experience, including current and former showrunners and writer/producers.

The honorees, which include four minority writers, four women writers, and two LGBT writers, are listed below.

Drama:
– Adrian A. Cruz
– Rachel Feldman
– Sharon Hoffman
– Peter Hume
– Donald Joh
– Tonya Kong
– Zak Shaikh
– Mollie St. John
– Ben St. John

Comedy:
– Hilary Weisman Graham
– Eddie Quintana

Congrats to you all from TVWriter™!

Honorees are now participating in WGAW workshops that will teach them more about careers in television, and the Guild also has made their work available to showrunners, producers, executives, agents, and managers.

For more about the program and how you can become involved with it, CLICK HERE. Tell ’em TVWriter™ sent you…but please don’t say we were late.

Our apologies for not getting this out when it was hot…but it’s still meaningful for us all.