“People think there’s only one way to do things…The #WGAStaffingBoost is great because is opens another avenue for a new way to do business,” ‘Vida’ staff writer Taylor Orci tells TheWrap
When members of the Writers Guild of America began firing their agents as part of the guild’s ongoing dispute with Hollywood talent agents in April, one question lingered on the tips of many tongues in Hollywood: How will writers find work?
Twitter quickly emerged as a marketplace for writers in all stages of their careers to gain support, information, and even jobs. On April 10, three days before writers were asked to fire their agents, “Into the Badlands” and “The Walking Dead” writer LaToya Morgan started the Twitter hashtag #WGAStaffingBoost.
Scribes! If you're a writer looking to staff this season, I want to help you out. Reply with a few sentences about what kind of writer you are & why showrunners should give you a shot, and I'll give you a #WGAStaffingBoost.
— LaToya Morgan (@MorganicInk) April 10, 2019
New “Vida” writer Taylor Orci landed what she called a dream writing job thanks to the hashtag, after the Starz show’s creator and showrunner Tanya Saracho Tweeted in early June that she was reading writers’ material with the intent of finding someone to fill…
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