Representation Matters: A Panel Series for Black Writers
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About the Event
According to the Writers Guild Committee of Black Writers, 43% of Black writers are not currently represented by agents, attorneys or managers. Diverse Representation is partnering with Team Awesome, a data-driven collective of Black WGA writers, to present a panel series on representation. The aim of the panel series is to give Black writers, showrunners, script coordinators, writers assistants, and writers' PA's an opportunity to meet and hear directly from Black agents, managers and attorneys.
Join us on February 9th in Los Angeles for our second panel featuring Black attorneys (entertainment and estate planning) and publicists. Our entertainment attorneys will discuss what they look for in clients and best practices for securing legal representation. They will also discuss some of the most common legal mistakes writers make throughout their career. Our estate panelists will cover how to build and fund a trust, disability income insurance, term and permanent life insurance, deferred compensation plans, pensions, annuities and planning for the unexpected. The event will conclude with a fireside chat with a publicist who will discuss best practices for securing PR and at what point in a writer's career a publicist becomes necessary.
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