26 ShowUsYourRoom from There And Back Again: Writing and Developing for American TV [Video]

26 ShowUsYourRoom from There And Back Again: Writing and Developing for American TV [Video]

Thanks to the gracious invitation from my Screenwriting Research Network colleague Paolo Russo – and a grant he was able to procure (and in the before-Covid time) I was able to spend a week at Oxford Brookes University working with the screenwriting masters students in Paolo’s course. At the culmination of the week, I gave this lecture on how writers rooms worked in the States.

Transcript:

This is a great hashtag. #showusyourroom is a challenge the Writers Guild put out to get more people to have inclusive writers rooms so of course it’s up on Twitter and anyone who has a writer’s room with people of color or people of different backgrounds — ageism is the thing in Hollywood too — so there’s some of that. They’re putting their rooms up there and people who haven’t put their rooms up there is because they notice they haven’t done anything different right? So it’s kind of fun.

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