Inside the Writers Zoom with A Black Lady Sketch Show

About This Event

We at the WGF may have hit a pause on our live events, but thanks to technology, we’re aiming to provide more access to advice and knowledge from film and TV writers while we’re all social distancing. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been hosting free Zoom panels about craft and all things relevant to writers.

For this session, we go inside the writers room of the HBO variety series A Black Lady Sketch Show . Moderated by the show’s creator, showrunner, and star Robin Thede, learn about the writers’ comedic influences, how their room works, and their process for crafting and developing Season 1’s subversively hilarious sketches.


Robin Thede - Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, and Star

Lauren Ashley Smith - Head writer and Co-Executive Producer

Ashley Nicole Black - Writer and Star

Akilah Green - Writer

Holly Walker - Writer

Rae Sanni - Writer

Amber Ruffin - Writer

Brittani Nichols - Writer

Panel starts at 4pm Pacific time.

Space is limited so RSVP now. After signing up, you’ll receive information on how to access the Zoom panel.

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Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • Jun 30, 2020 04:00 pm to
  • Jun 30, 2020 05:00 pm PT
The Writers Guild Foundation

Event to Support The Writers Guild Foundation

Founded in 1966, the Writers Guild Foundation is the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. Boasting a busy calendar of high-value events and a vast, seemingly bottomless toolbox for writers, the Foundation is unmatched in its mission to promote and preserve the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer and Mentorship Programs, our Archive, and the Shavelson-Webb Library – the world’s only library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.