CAA Launches Database for Writers of Color

"CAA has officially launched their new Amplify Database, a searchable directory of more than 800 television writers of color.  Christy Haubegger, CAA’s Head of Multicultural Business Development, made this announcement at its second annual Amplify conference, a leadership summit that focuses on multiculturalism and social justice.

“We initially conceived the Amplify Database as a resource for our clients and buyers to help them make the most informed and inclusive decisions when addressing the needs of their shows,” said Haubegger. “With the marketplace appetite for diverse voices at an all-time-high, we saw the larger potential value in this resource and decided to maximize its impact by sharing it with the entertainment industry.”

A list of more than 800 writers was compiled based on voluntary self-identification and publicly available sources. All writers have at least one writing credit on a broadcast, cable or digital television project from the past five years. Before the creation of the database, it was up to CAA employees to take the initiative in making their own lists to help the aspiring writers on their roster.

While it was initially developed for personal use, it has now become a resource for the industry at large. Amplify is free and accessible to networks, studios, showrunners and other key industry hirers, who can filter the directory based on gender, ethnicity and position level to instantly create a customized list of writers at www.amplifydatabase.com

Writers or their representatives can send updates, corrections, or deletion requests to Amplifydatabase@caa.com. "

Via Black Women in Hollywood 

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