“All in the Family.” “black-ish.” The West Wing.” “In Living Color.” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” “The Color Purple.” “Schindler’s List.” “The China Syndrome. “Get Out.”
What these and other impactful television shows and films have in common is that they touch upon important issues in our society, personally, politically and culturally — topics including racial discrimination, environmentalism, LGBT rights, disability issues, sexual harassment and teen suicide.
In a special event put on in Beverly Hills last week by the Writers Guild of America West in partnership with American Cinematheque and sponsor Final Draft, “Groundbreakers: Writers Who Moved Hearts and Minds,” the work of a diverse group of writers behind such material was spotlighted. Please click here for a full report from TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin.