The Minister of Information spotted an AP story which, after a bit of poking around, revealed a better version from the Hollywood Reporter. Yay technology!
Report: White males still dominate writing ranks
By Carl DiOrio
May 9, 2007
With the exception of female TV writers, women and minority scribes have made little progress of late in attaining fair employment and earnings in Hollywood, according to a report commissioned by the WGA West.
"This year's report has a familiar ring to it," WGA president Patric Verrone said. "While there have been some advances made by women and minorities in some sectors, white male writers continue to be a disproportionately dominant portion of the writing work force."
The guild detailed the findings during a news conference at WGAW headquarters in Los Angeles that featured a panel of showrunners and officials from local advocacy groups. Underscoring the sensitive nature of the topic, the discussion prompted repeated barbs from panelists and activists in the audience.
I love press conferences where people fight with each other! It's so refreshing. Most press conferences are boring.
Anywho, here's a link to the full report they're talking about, and it does indeed look a lot like the last time they did this, but clicky above to read the Hollywood Reporter story, too. There's one quote in there I don't fully agree with - it should be easy to spot - and in light of recent revelations there's another bit in the story that popped eyebrows around here...
Speaking of the WGA, this front page story in the Weekly from earlier this month was a jaw-dropper.