February 12, 2019

Exclusive: CAA Launches Showrunner Mentorship Program Aimed at Diversity

By JOY PRESS

“Diversity is very much a buzzword right now, but I am not about just checking off boxes,” said Misha Green, the creator of WGN’s historical drama Underground and the forthcoming HBO series Lovecraft Country. Sitting in a hotel lounge in the center of Hollywood, Green is blunt about entertainment-industry hypocrisy, and pragmatic about the hurdles facing creative people of color. Television writing and showrunning jobs still overwhelmingly get handed to white men, with studio and network executives regularly claiming they couldn’t find qualified candidates of color.