Events Spotlight

Book Celebration for Miranda Banks, Assistant Professor, Visual and Media Arts

This event celebrated Miranda Banks' new book The Writers, the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film, television, and streaming media industries in America. Featuring in-depth interviews with more than 50 writers — including Norman Lear and Frank Pierson —The Writers delivers a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at the role and rights of writers in Hollywood and New York over the past century.

Granted unprecedented access to the archives of the Writers Guild Foundation, Banks also mines more than 100 never-before-published oral histories with legends such as Nora Ephron and Ring Lardner Jr., whose insight and humor provide a window onto the enduring priorities, policies, and practices of the Writers Guild.