Female and minority television writers have made few gains in recent years, and, for black writers, the shutdown of UPN, which had aired numerous comedy shows targeting the Afican-American audience, has resulted in about a 10 percent loss of jobs, according to a study released Wednesday by the Writers Guild of America (WGA). "Breaking out of the stagnation in writer diversity ... will require bold, new approaches," the report states. "Only then will we begin to make appreciable progress toward catching up with a changing America. Only then will we move closer to making sure that all of our stories are told." The study did find that the earnings gap between white male writers and female and minority writers has contracted.

19/11/2009