HBOAccess status update.
So in case you happen to follow screenwriting industry news, HBO opened up its Access open call online, and it was a total fucking disaster. The website crashed, and I was one of many who got shut out of submitting before I could even get the page to load. And it’s looking more and more like what flooded the website and filled up the application limit so quickly were White guys who completely ignored the clearly-stated intent of HBOAccess: to provide opportunity for talented WOMEN and POC.
Lord, give me the self-confidence of a mediocre White man.
Anyone want to take bets on how many of those submitted scripts were about a brilliant but morally deficient middle-aged White man who quotes Nietzsche?
Anyway, what was I’m sure was meant to be a major PR boon for HBO was a total embarrassing clusterfuck, and now women and PoC who got shut out have a chance to apply for submission waivers, which I have applied for. I’m still waiting to hear back, so all I can really do is wait.
On the bright side, I made new diverse screenwriting friends on Twitter yesterday.