BY Gwen Berumen
on May 30, 2014
Earlier this year, Amber Ruffin was hired to write for Seth Meyers’ Late Night. This was very significant because she is the first woman of color to write for a network late night show, ever. That’s right, ever.
The state of the TV writing industry is not very diverse, you see, if hiring a black woman writer makes headlines.
Luckily, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) proposed legislation that would make New York the first state to incentivize the diversifying of television writing rooms. Prominent writers (Jenny Lumet, Yamin Segal, Courtney Simon, etc. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on May 17, 2013
Though it’s easy to get emotionally invested with fictional characters – Harry Potter World was built with the premise in mind – it’s the writers we need to thank for breathing life into each character. Sure enough, when the Buffy the Vampire Slayer staff was recently reassembled, they proved themselves to be as awesome as Buffy, Xander, Willow, Anya and Tara. But not Riley. Never Riley. Riley was the worst.
The staff includes the likes of Marti Noxon, Jane Epensen, Douglas Petrie and creator Joss Whedon (you may have heard of him. Read More