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fAde in letters the MAGAzine of the Writers Guild of AMericA, West it starts With the story I truly loved reading Richard Stayton’s piece in the February/March issue of Written By. It so glaringly shows the bias against writers in the film busi- ness. Geoffrey Fletcher deserves atten- tion, and I am glad you gave it to him so generously. Well done, you. Michael Peretzian Via e-Mail can We see your id? I was fascinated to see the staff photos of Modern Family and Friday Night Lights. I am willing to bet that not one of the writers pictured is older than 50 years of age. Or am I wrong? Barry ross Parnell PalM Desert, california Mirror, Mirror I picked up the Anniversary issue of Written By and who do I see on the cover? Another middle-aged white man. Shame on you, Written By! casey MccaBe Via e-Mail Brave net World? Good articles on New Media in October/November Written By. Yes, there’s room for everyone on the Internet, even very old white female former television writer-producers like me. My self-published mem- oir about life as an off-grid neophyte in the Hawaiian boonies, Off the Grid Without a Paddle, came into being via the Internet when I uploaded the files for the cover and the content to an online book pro- ducer. It’s distributed by the major online booksellers, either printed on demand or as a download. I use the Internet to niche-promote the book by joining green forums and leaving reviews of useful products and books online. Why self publish? For the same reasons as the web- series producers you interviewed: speed from inception to marketplace and creative freedom. But a book is much less expensive to produce than a web series. I’m already comfortably in the black. lynne farr Via e-Mail W ritten By © WGAW officers President John Wells Vice President Tom Schulman secretary-treasurer David N. Weiss WGAW BoArd of directors John F. Bowman, linda Burstyn, ian Deitchman, Carleton Eastlake, Katherine Fugate, David a. Goodman, Howardmichael Gould,mark Gunn, Karen Harris, Chip Johannessen, Kathy Kiernan, aaronmendelsohn, Billy ray, Howard a. rodman, Steven Schwartz, patricm. Verrone, Dan Wilcox executive director David young GenerAl counsel Tony Segall WGAW Phone inforMAtion The Guild (all Departments) 323.951.4000 Fax 323.782.4800 WeBsite: WWW.WGA.orG WGAW dePArtMents Administration Agency Awards & elections claims contracts credits dues diversity executive offices film society finance human resources legal library Member services Membership organizing Public Affairs Publications registration residuals signatories E-mail letters to writtenby@wga.org, or fax them to (323) 782-4802. Letters related to Written By articles will be published, space permitting. Letters may be edited for clarity and length, and the editor will select representative content. Opinions expressed in letters to the editor are not necssarily those of the WGAW. 2 • W G AW W r i t t e n B y a p r i l / m a y 2 0 1 0 theater operations Written By Pension & health Writerscare info. 323.951.4000 782.4520 782.4502 782.4569 782.4663 782.4501 782.4528 782.4531 782.4589 951.4000 782.4508 782.4637 782.4615 782.4521 782.4544 782.4747 782.4532 782.4511 782.4574 782.4522 782.4500 782.4700 782.4514 782.4525 782.4699 818.846.1015 800.227.7863 800.890-0288 Written By welcomes your comments. Send letters to: 7000 W. Third St., l.a., Ca 90048 Or E-mail us at writtenby@wga.org

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It Starts With the Story I truly loved reading Richard Stayton’s piece in the February/March issue of Written By. It so glaringly shows the bias against writers in the film business.<br /> <br /> Geoffrey Fletcher deserves attention, and I am glad you gave it to him so generously. Well done, you.<br /> <br /> Michael Peretzian Via E-mail Can We See Your ID ?<br /> <br /> I was fascinated to see the staff photos of Modern Family and Friday Night Lights. I am willing to bet that not one of the writers pictured is older than 50 years of age. Or am I wrong?<br /> <br /> Barry Ross Parnell Palm Desert, California Mirror, Mirror I picked up the Anniversary issue of Written By and who do I see on the cover? Another middle-aged white man. Shame on you, Written By!<br /> <br /> Casey McCabe Via E-mail Brave Net World?<br /> <br /> Good articles on New Media in October/November Written By. Yes, there’s room for everyone on the Internet, even very old white female former television writer-producers like me. My self-published memoir about life as an off-grid neophyte in the Hawaiian boonies, Off the Grid Without a Paddle, came into being via the Internet when I uploaded the files for the cover and the content to an online book producer.<br /> <br /> It’s distributed by the major online booksellers, either printed on demand or as a download. I use the Internet to niche-promote the book by joining green forums and leaving reviews of useful products and books online. Why self publish? For the same reasons as the webseries producers you interviewed: speed from inception to marketplace and creative freedom. But a book is much less expensive to produce than a web series. I’m already comfortably in the black.<br /> <br /> Lynne Farr Via E-mail<br />

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