Advice to Male TV Writers Who Didn't Get Staffed: Don't Blame #MeToo

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With staffing season in the books, hundreds of writers have spent the past week getting to work on nearly 40 new broadcast comedies and dramas. As broadcast networks continue to make a push for more inclusive writing staffs and a better mix of men and women, veteran writer-producer David Slack has a strong message to the guys who didn't make the cut: don't blame women and the #MeToo movement.

In the latest edition of Thread Alert, Slack (CBS' MacGyver, Person of Interest, Lie to Me) explains that by "scapegoating women and #MeToo, your agents are trying to cover up for their own failure to get you a job."

Here's Slack's thread:


And in case you missed them, here are previous Thread Alerts:

Amy Berg on tips for first-time TV writers

Kathy Griffin on lessons from her Trump photo backlash

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