Training Diverse Voices in the Writer’s Room
In the Cut is frequently asked to recommend BIPOC support staff for writer’s rooms. But employers typically request that candidates have previous experience. We recognize the reluctance to hire inexperienced people is practical—it can take time to teach others and the entertainment industry is extremely fast-paced. However, it’s impossible to champion diversity without also committing to train those that have lacked access to opportunity. In order to bridge that gap, ITC created a free video course to train people for the following positions: writer’s PA, writer’s assistant, and showrunner’s assistant. Instructors have worked as assistants on shows such as BRIDGERTON and THE WITCHER (Netflix), FAIRFAX (Amazon Prime) and more. After joining our free virtual community and completing the course, participants are encouraged to create a profile in our employee database. For potential employers, the database is password-accessible to browse at no charge.
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