Magazine article Variety

Latest Writers Guild of America Report Reveals 85% of Members Are Grateful to Be White Males

Magazine article Variety

Latest Writers Guild of America Report Reveals 85% of Members Are Grateful to Be White Males

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So Many Pigs, So Little Time

On the heels of last week's Writers Guild of America study that revealed TV writing staffs continue to be overwhelmingly made up of white male writers, the WGA released a follow-up report today that discovered 85% percent of WGA members are extremely grateful to be white males.

According to white male writer and WGA president Chris Keyser, the latest report helped calm the nerves of numerous WGA white male members who see minority and female writers as a threat to their jobs.

"Most of the time being a TV or film writer is really discouraging, so it's nice to finally read a report that makes me feel better about myself," white male TV writer Greg O'Donnell tells Hollywood & Swine. "All of the white male WGA members I've talked to are doing their best to make sure nothing changes."

Following the WGA's earlier report, the United States House of Representatives immediately began considering bipartisan legislation that would force Hollywood to use different hiring practices than they did during the past television season. …

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