Christy Haubegger Organized Comedy Writers' Boot Camp to Diversify Television

"I hate going to panels that just 'talk' about diversity... I actually want to do something about it," MAKER Christy Haubegger told Variety magazine. And she's actually doing it.

Through the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Haubegger, Talitha Watkins, and Ruben Garcia organized and produced a boot camp "designed to help young writers (not just women and people of color)" aiming "to do something about it by giving female and/or ethnically diverse comedy writers the access, information, insights, and relationships they need to be successful in television."

Among the event's attendees working to diversify the industry were big names like America Ferrera, Liz Feldman, Mike O’Malley, and Bob Kushell, TV executives and agents, along with 60 aspiring comedy writers.

After the day's event, Haubegger, Watkins, and Garcia have concluded one important thing: the "diverse writers at the event will soon reflect Hollywood at large."

Here's to making it happen.

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