Nadria Tucker Discusses 'Seemingly Out of Nowhere' Dismissal From Superman & Lois Writers' Room and WB Investigation [Updated]

March 23, 2021

By Tonja Renée Stidhum

From the article: "...As far as writers’ room hierarchies go, ScreenCraft provided a handy guide explaining a typical chain-of-command, which is: writers’ production assistant, writers’ assistant, staff writer, story editor, co-producer, producer, supervising producer, co-executive producer and executive producer/showrunner. As Tucker told Davis in the November interview, her status as a producer meant staff writers came to her with their issues as well and she routinely spoke up on behalf of them and herself, given her senior position status.

Warner Bros. has been making public moves in an attempt to increase their Black representation, including aligning with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, activist-author Kimberly Latrice Jones (I’m Not Dying With You Tonight) and Yale University Professor and Center for Policing Equity Co-Founder & CEO Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, signing respective overall development and production deals with each of them. In February, after Tucker’s Twitter thread resurfaced, a huge announcement came out about Ta-Nehisi Coates writing the next Superman movie. The critical question is: Are these actions performative?..."

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