Myers hired for vacated position

The Writers Guild of America West has appointed producer/development exec Kimberly Myers as its director of diversity.

Myers fills the slot vacated last year by Sonja Augustine.

Myers’ duties will include designing, developing and implementing a slate of programs and activities to increase employment access for protected-class writers, including older writers, female writers, writers of color, gay and lesbian writers and disabled writers, WGA West said Monday.

She’ll also be a liaison with production companies, producers, networks, and studios to promote a higher profile for writers of diverse backgrounds and serve as the guild’s primary rep in affirmation action and employment access.

Myers was head of development for feature films, TV series and telefilms at Maya Pictures, a production company dedicated to the American Latino market. She was also VP for movies and miniseries at Fox Television Studios, where she developed and supervised productions of movies and miniseries for Fox, FX, and other networks, including “Deliberate Intent,” “Little Richard,” “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” and “Ali.”

She previously held exec slots at TNT and at New York’s PBS station, Thirteen/WNET. Myers launched her career in New York as associate producer on the film unit for “Saturday Night Live.”

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