Women of Color Caucus

Mission Statement

The members of the Women of Color Caucus are dedicated to leading non-fiction campaigns within the Writers Guild of America, East, fighting for pay equity and representation for BIPOC women and creatives of color working in film, television, and digital video. The Caucus is committed to ensuring creators of color receive equal and appropriate compensation for their work, including fair wages and salaries, standard of living benefits such as PTO, sick days, and health/life insurance as a human right. The Caucus also seeks to expand the quality of industry work environments through collaborative, collective bargaining agreements. In pursuit of this parity and representation, the Caucus organizes workshops and trainings’, provides resources and materials to support creatives and organizations in the industry, and supports industry leadership in organizing campaigns.

As a final note, the Women of Color Caucus is so named because it is the simplest way to reflect that its leaders have been Women of Color—frequently Black women. The Caucus welcomes the participation from BIPOC across all gender identities, as well as other allies, and it is not an exclusive group.

The mission of this group is to empower Women of Color to improve their own work lives in nonfiction television, and we believe these efforts will necessarily improve the lives of all those who work alongside us.

Goals

  • Workshops and trainings to:
    • Increase skill sets.
    • Better prepare creatives to secure production jobs, esp. in the new working environment.
  • Anti-racism/anti-bias trainings and workshops for studio/network executives, hiring professionals, festival directors and curators, programmers, and production staff.
  • Host annual Showrunner Trainings and AP-to-Producer Trainings.
  • Provide resources, guidelines, and materials for non-fiction creators to better advocate for themselves during the hiring process and in the workplace, including:
    • Rate Sheet Guidelines;
    • Uniform Job Descriptions; and
    • A database of networks & industry groups for access to potential BIPOC staff (BGDM, Hue You Know, Media Mavens, NYWIFT, etc.)
  • Leadership training for Caucus members to become union organizing leaders on behalf of the non-fiction organizing campaign.

To learn more about how to get involved in the Nonfiction Women of Color Caucus, please contact Andrew Greenberg.

The mission of this group is to empower Women of Color—and BIPOC people across all gender identities—to improve their own work lives in nonfiction television, and we believe these efforts will necessarily improve the lives of all those who work alongside us.

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