Women of Color Unite Postpones Mentorship Program in Solidarity with WGA Strike
A week into the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike affecting various sectors throughout the entertainment industry, non-profit organization Women of Color Unite (WOCU) has decided to postpone their mentorship program.
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Almost 1,700 WOC in the US, UK and Canada have received two mentors each since its launch in 2020. This has led to WOC being hired, projects getting funded and distributed. Mentors have also been instrumental in the participants receiving their WGA Cards. The next round was scheduled to launch on Juneteenth 2023 which is now a federal holiday. There have been numerous occasions in which the program matched WGA and Pre-WGA writers with studio executives. This is in contradiction to the WGA Strike rules.
ABOUT Women of Color Unite (https://wocunite.org)
Founded by Cheryl L. Bedford and Creator of The JTC List, Women of Color Unite (WOCU) is an LA-based social action and non-profit organization that focuses on remedying the inequities that face Women of Color in today's entertainment and media industries. We stand for hiring parity, fair treatment, and providing resources to Women of Color content creators industry-wide.
WOCU, a collective of more than 5,800 women and growing, creates opportunities for engagement between hiring agents and our active membership of experienced women to address the indefensible precept: "I don't know any WOC that I can hire." WOCU focuses on fair access, fair treatment and fair pay for women of color in all aspects of the entertainment and media industries.
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