Sameer Gardezi's Writer’s Room Initiative
Sameer Gardezi along with MuslimARC and Pop Collab have come together for their first writer's room initiative, "The Break Room: Writing for Color, Inclusion, and a Culture Shift." Selected writers will collaborate with community leaders and organizers in Los Angeles for a five day writers room. Three selected writers will come together to pen a digital scripted series and you don't need to be a professional writer to apply. Applicants just need to have a passion for story telling and submit an example of some written work. Don't hesitate to apply. The deadline is next week, October 25th!
Sameer posted a message about why he started the initiative. Check out the inspiring post below:
Sameer is an international award-winning screenwriter who has written for several networks including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, The CW, FOX, ABC and NBC and studios such as 20th Century, Universal and Disney. He has worked on such critically acclaimed shows as the Peabody Award-winning ALIENS IN AMERICA, Matthew Perry’s MR. SUNSHINE, OUTSOURCED, THE GOODWIN GAMES and MODERN FAMILY, to name a few. For his work on MODERN FAMILY, he was awarded a Writer’s Guild Award for his excellence in writing. Most recently, he collaborated with Daily Show's Trevor Noah to create the UNTITLED TREVOR NOAH PROJECT. Currently, Sameer is in development on his next project which will be a dark comedy.