Empowering Fearless Storytellers who bring our world into focus.

We are proud to present the final cohorts of the inaugural WarnerMedia Access Writers Programs, which aim to amplify underrepresented voices in both the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. program (formerly known as HBO Access) is designed for emerging writers, and the Canadian program, administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in collaboration with Telefilm Canada, is designed for mid-level writers.  These programs represent the first time the company has launched enterprise-wide talent initiatives under the WarnerMedia Access banner, connecting Talent with our iconic brands.

Allyssa Lee
Allyssa Lee
she/her
Ex-journo turned drama/dramedy writer who roots for the underdogs and overlooked. SoCal native.
Annie Nishida
Annie Nishida
she/they
Comedy writer + illustrator. Tells whimsical stories about AAPI communities. Believes in ghosts.
Craig T. Williams
Craig T. Williams
he/him
Harlem born and raised, he writes the grounded contemporary black family experience.
Eric Anthony Glover
Eric Anthony Glover
he/him
Black and queer, with other virtues. A superhero geek, an action fan, and a drama writer.
Eunice Park
Eunice Park
she/her
Korean American writer telling universal stories in quirky niche worlds. Former smut peddler.
Gabriel Vallejo
Gabriel Vallejo
he/him
Latino screenwriter. Teaching artist. Community always at the heart of his dramas.
Irving Ruan
Irving Ruan
he/him
LA-based comedy writer and engineer from China. Stories about misfits searching for belonging.
Kareem Fahmy
Kareem Fahmy
he/him
Canada-born, NYC-based. Proud Middle Eastern hyphenate artist: director-playwright-screenwriter.
Koby Agyeman
Koby Agyeman
he/him
Comedy writer from Connecticut who writes stories about race, gender, and politics.
Larry Caldwell
Larry Caldwell
he/him
Genre writer. Novelist. Simple stories, complex characters. You’ll find I’m full of surprises.
Lenny Len & Etan Manasse-Piha
Lenny Len & Etan Manasse-Piha
he/him & he/him
Comedy writing duo. New Hampshire Hapa. Seattleite Jew. Two-for-one! Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Lisa Sanaye Dring
Lisa Sanaye Dring
she/her
From Hawaii & Reno. Character-driven dramas on the glorious terror of love & family. Playwright.
Malia Dawkins Jennings
Malia Dawkins Jennings
she/her
Southern belle making noise in children’s writing with diverse characters and dynamic stories.
Malloy Moseley
Malloy Moseley
she/her
Character-driven comedy writer with a flair for the absurd. Astrologer, socialist, & dog parent.
Meredith Garcia-Painter
Meredith Garcia-Painter
she/her
Latinx drama writer from Cleveland. Focused on sci-fi, horror, and thrillers with female protagonists.
Vinita Mehta & Richard Nguyen
Vinita Mehta & Richard Nguyen
she/her & he/him
Drama writers trained in therapy and misdemeanors. Unpacking traumas to tell stories that heal.
R.B. Ripley
R.B. Ripley
he/him
LA-based drama writer of complex families with uncomfortable truths. Former musician. Yinzer.
Sam O
Sam O
he/him
Queer Korean Californian Comedian who went to Community College (Based in LA)
Stephen Crooms
Stephen Crooms
he/him
NorCal teacher turned SoCal writer. Character thrillers based on craft, meditation, and life.
Victoria González
Victoria González
she/her
Xicana Dramedy writer. High concept stories about feminism, economic disparity and joy.
Yasmin Almanaseer
Yasmin Almanaseer
she/her
Black and Arab-American LA-based writer. Gripping character work. Bleeding empathy and complex identities.

Andrew Burrows-Trotman
Andrew Burrows-Trotman
he/him
A TV drama writer flinging stones at Goliath one word at a time.
Berend McKenzie
Berend McKenzie
they/them
Award-winning playwright, actor, producer, and screenwriter living on Treaty 6 land aka Edmonton, Canada.
Christine Rodriguez
Christine Rodriguez
she/her
Award-winning playwright & screenwriter from Montreal who creates in English, French and Spanish.
Corey Payette
Corey Payette
Award-winning writer, composer, and director across Canada.
Faisal Lutchmedial
Faisal Lutchmedial
he/him
Screenwriter and filmmaker whose credits include Ransom (Global / CBS), and Endlings (CBC / Hulu).
Gaurav Seth
Gaurav Seth
he/him
Born in India and trained in Russia, Gaurav now follows his passion for filmmaking in Canada.
Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
he/him
Cree Métis filmmaker on Coast Salish Territory who writes and shoots Dogme films.
Jessica Meya
Jessica Meya
she/her
Award-winning writer on Detention Adventure (CBC Gem), Children Ruin Everything (CTV) and more.
JP Larocque
JP Larocque
they/them
TV writer and producer, who's written for Coroner (CBC), JANN (CTV), and Another Life (Netflix).
Mayumi Yoshida
Mayumi Yoshida
she/her
Actor/writer/director and a leading force in emerging Asian-Canadian Cinema.
Michael Hanley
Michael Hanley
he/him
Writer and director who’s written for multiple series including The Snoopy Show and The Hardy Boys.
Mona Zaidi
Mona Zaidi
she/her
Mona Zaidi is an award-winning South Asian-Canadian writer/director.
Murry Peeters
Murry Peeters
she/her
Actor/screenwriter focusing on character-driven stories about identity, family + coming-of-age.
Nile Seguin
Nile Seguin
he/him
Actor/writer/performer, Nile credits include Beaverton, Tallboys and The Hardy Boys (Hulu).
Ryan Cooper
Ryan Cooper
Ryan Cooper is a Two Spirit Writer/Producer from Peguis First Nation.
Shakil Jessa
Shakil Jessa
he/him
Shakil Jessa is a queer Muslim writer, actor and comedian based in Vancouver, Canada.
Stéphane Moukarzel
Stéphane Moukarzel
he/him
Lebanese-Canadian writer/director based in Montreal, known for Nous avions and Black Friday.
Vivian Lin
Vivian Lin
she/her
Writer/producer with credits on Killjoys, Hudson & Rex, Carter, Bajillionaires and Holly Hobbie.