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Guidelines for Inclusive Writers Rooms

Guidelines for Inclusive Writers Rooms

A set of guidelines for making writers’ rooms inclusive to disabled, deaf and neurodivergent screenwriters are being launched at the Underlying Health Condition campaign launch on 3rd December in London. These guidelines have been produced by TripleC in partnership with TriForce Creative Network and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

 

  • Accessible
  • BSL

designed to help production companies

They are designed to help production companies plan more inclusive, productive writers’ rooms and story conferences. They have been written by a small group of disabled screenwriters, in consultation with a wider group of disabled, deaf and neurodivergent screenwriters and other off-screen professionals, all of whom have worked in non-disabled spaces and wish to use these experiences to help all creatives in the future. They are intended to help production companies ensure that the writer they are employing is able to do their best work job without shouldering the extra (often invisible) burdens of self-advocacy, educating the room and overcoming access barriers. We hope these guidelines may also prove useful to individual screenwriters who may not feel confident about providing feedback on workplace practices on an individual level.

The Guidelines

Around 50 screenwriters have contributed to this document. We decided everyone will remain anonymous, so the guidelines come from the collective voice of deaf, disabled or neurodivergent screenwriters. We have also produced some short films based on the conversations from our focus group, with actors playing the participants involved, highlighting the experiences of deaf, disabled or neurodivergent screenwriters within the industry.

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