Gee it's awful white in here

In-Conversation

Gee it’s awful white in here: POC in writers rooms

Fri 01 Oct , 5.00pm – 6.00pm

The current level of representation in writers’ rooms in television has long been out of sync with our actual racial realities. In this panel, join experienced screenwriters as they share their advice, wisdom and insider knowledge for up-and-coming screenwriters of colour, as they also discuss the importance of own voices to flesh out realistic, relatable and well-rounded characters of colour.


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