×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Latest WGA Report Reveals 85% of Members Are Grateful to Be White Males

Hollywood and Swine: This was not produced by Variety, but we find it very funny

On the heels of last week’s Writers Guild of America study that revealed TV writing staffs continue to be overwhelmingly made up of white male writers, the WGA released a follow-up report today that discovered 85% percent of WGA members are extremely grateful to be white males.

(From the pages of the April 2 issue of Variety.)

According to white male writer and WGA president Chris Keyser, the latest report helped calm the nerves of numerous WGA white male members who see minority and female writers as a threat to their jobs.

“Most of the time being a TV or film writer is really discouraging, so it’s nice to finally read a report that makes me feel better about myself,” white male TV writer Greg O’Donnell tells Hollywood & Swine. “All of the white male WGA members I’ve talked to are doing their best to make sure nothing changes.”

Following the WGA’s earlier report, the United States House of Representatives immediately began considering bipartisan legislation that would force Hollywood to use different hiring practices than they did during the past television season.

Members of Congress believe strongly that something drastic has to be done to prevent the nation from having to sit through a repeat of the 2012-13 television season that premiered such dreadful shows as “Animal Practice,” “666 Park Avenue,” “Guys With Kids,” “Ben and Kate,” “Partners,” “Mob Doctor,” “Do No Harm” and “Zero Hour.”

Tyler Perry, the creator and executive producer of the TBS hit sitcoms “For Better or Worse,” “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns,” is hoping other television showrunners follow his example and stop judging writers on the basis of gender or race.

“Anyone who has watched my shows knows that I don’t care if a writer is white, black, Asian, male or female,” Perry says. “The only thing I care about is making sure none of the writers are actually funny.”

(This content was not produced by Variety, but we find it very funny. Go to HollywoodandSwine.com for more.)

More Biz

  • pharrell brain child show

    'Blurred Lines' Flares Up Again - Marvin Gaye Family Claims Pharrell Perjured Himself

    Like a zombie that just won’t stay dead, the “Blurred Lines” case keeps coming back. While the 2015 verdict, in which Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and the song’s publisher were ordered to pay nearly $5 million to Marvin Gaye’s family for infringing upon the late singer’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up,” was basically [...]

  • WGA Agency Packaging Fight Placeholder Writer

    WGA-Agency Showdown: Role of Showrunners at Heart of Legal Arguments

    The Los Angeles courtroom of U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte was packed with well-dressed lawyers on Friday morning, eager to watch a high-stakes brawl between Hollywood’s largest talent agencies and the Writers Guild of America. Birotte allowed only four lawyers from each side to sit at each table, leaving the vast majority of the attorneys [...]

  • 700700 + Ted Turner Dedication. December

    Ted Turner Tributes Established With WarnerMedia Gift to University of Georgia

    WarnerMedia has established a scholarship, internship program and exhibition hall at the University of Georgia to be named after maverick media mogul Ted Turner. The company has gifted $550,000 to the university to create the Ted Turner Scholarship Fund, for students attending the school’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is also the [...]

  • WGA Agents Contract Tug of War

    Judge Leans Toward Agencies' Position in Writers Guild Antitrust Suit

    A federal judge indicated on Friday that he will allow the three major agencies to pursue their antitrust lawsuit against the Writers Guild of America. The WGA has urged U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte to throw out the suit, arguing that its actions in its ongoing battle with the agencies are protected under antitrust law. [...]

  • Keli LeeStep Up Women Network 9th

    Keli Lee Exits ABC Studios International as Disney Considers Division's Fate (EXCLUSIVE)

    ABC veteran Keli Lee has left the international arm of ABC Studios as Disney considers the future of the London-based content unit, Variety has learned. Sources said Disney has told the creative community that there “has been a re-evaluation of ABC Studios International” and that it is re-assessing “the creative direction” of the business. There [...]

  • Biggest Scandals Feuds and Apologies of

    Biggest Scandals, Feuds and Apologies of 2019

    Variety looks back on some of the biggest scandals, feuds and apologies of 2019: College Admissions Scandal Wealthy parents including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged with bribing school officials to get their unqualified kids into prestigious universities. Shane Gillis Executives at “SNL” hired, then fired, Gillis in September, before the new season started, [...]

  • Biggest Media Moments of 2019

    From 'Catch & Kill' to Shepard Smith: The Biggest Media Moments of 2019

    Variety looks back on some of the most memorable media events of 2019: ‘Catch & Kill’ Reopens Wounds at NBC News Ronan Farrow’s book relitigates his complaints that NBC News tried to tamp down his investigation of harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. NBC News denies the claim. The book contains new allegations against [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content