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Middle Eastern Writers Ask Hollywood to “Take More Chances on Us” in Open Letter

Middle Eastern Writers Ask Hollywood to “Take More Chances on Us” in Open Letter

The Writers Guild of America West’s recently-formed Middle Eastern Writers Committee is asking the industry to increase their outreach, improve their knowledge and “take more chances on us” in an open letter.

The letter, signed by over 50 members of the Committee including writer-director Ramin Bahrani (The White Tiger), writer-director-producer Sam Esmail (Homecoming) and actor and writer Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras), notes that their union’s most recent inclusion report found that just 0.3 percent of employed screenwriters and 0.3 percent of employed TV writers are Middle Eastern, behind all other ethnic groups measured in both categories....

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