WGAWAs it did for feature film scribes in December, the WGAW today announced the 15 winners of its 2014 Writer Access Project honoring diversity in TV writing. The program first launched in 2009 aiming to help diversify TV writers rooms by highlighting writers with TV staffing experience and bring their scripts to the attention of industry figures. Eligible writers had to submit themselves in one of five categories: minority writers, writers with disabilities, women writers, 55-and-over writers, and gay and lesbian writers. “The intention of the Writer Access Project is very simple. It draws the best, experienced writers who, for whatever reason, have not been able to get their material in front of showrunners and lets their work speak for itself. The focus is put on the one thing that truly matters when hiring a writer: the words he or she puts on the page,” said 2014 WAP Drama judge Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead). In addition to Mazzara this year’s 93 WGA member judges include David Shore (House), Adele Lim (Star Crossed), Graham Yost (Justified), Dawn Prestwich (The Killing), Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men), Janine Sherman Barrois (Criminal Minds), Mike Royce (Enlisted), Michael Oates Palmer (Crossbones), and William Martin (Ground Floor). Scroll down for 2014’s honorees:

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Gloria Calderon Kellett – Accidental Sluts
Geetika Lizardi – Sofa King
Cynthia Riddle & Peter Hunziker – Invisible
Sara Saedi – The Most F**ked Up Book Club Ever


Beth Armogida – Charlotte Tanner
Will Berson – Elsinore
Yule Caise – World Affairs
Lana Cho – Damaged
John Lau – The Business of Pleasure
Susan Gauthier – The Bitches of St. Brigid’s Hall
Adam Rodman – The Real Thing
Jared Romero – Repossessed
Deborah Swisher – Smart Girl
Marc Scott Zicree – Mad Men: Walking Distance