Monday, January 28, 2008

Adopt A Writer: Meet the WGA, one writer at a time

Adopt A Writer

Now that the website is up and running with a couple interviews, I'm proud to formally introduce the Adopt A Writer project, which I'm organizing with Rae and Kelley from Ramblings of a TV Whore (and with much-needed help from United Fandom and United Hollywood).

Each participating blog will interview a TV writer about their life as a writer —and as a striking writer— with the goal of putting a human face on the WGA for our readers and showing the public that the average writer is much more like the average viewer than the AMPTP wants us to believe. Sixteen of the top independent TV blogs have signed on to participate in the project, and we're in the process of recruiting writers. (If you're a writer and you'd like to be adopted, please email us at adoptawriter@gmail.com.)

Each interview will be published on the interviewing blog's site, and all interviews will also be collected on the central Adopt A Writer site, which already has our first two interviews ready for your reading pleasure. I'll also try and post an excerpt and link to the interviews as they are published. Thus, TV viewers, meet...

Jasmine Love, interview by Spadada for Ramblings of a TV Whore.
Jasmine Love has been in the Writers’ Guild for ten years. You don’t know her name or her face and she isn’t the money hungry already rich writer that the AMPTP wants to blame for this strike, but she is one of many people affected by it. Over the years she’s climbed her way up from writers’ assistant to working writer and she loves TV as much as you and I do. She’s written episodes of Moesha, The Division, and The District and was about to start work on a freelance script when the strike began. (Click here to read the full interview.)

Kate Purdy, interview by Hilary for Pass the Remote.
Kate Purdy worked as a researcher for Cold Case for two seasons before getting a promotion to staff writer this season. She earned her full-fledged WGA membership right before the strike began this past fall. Currently, she’s serving as a Strike Captain and she’s a regular contributor over at United Hollywood. (Click here to read the full interview.)

Stay tuned here and at the central Adopt A Writer site for more!

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