A friend of mine who is a member of the DGA and the WGA told me that she took part in a guild diversity incentive program that sounded wonderful. A group of prime time TV executives had finally agreed to meet women guild members who were qualified to direct, but who were having trouble getting jobs. My friend’s agent wasted no time in setting her up with h er first meeting on a major, 1-hour episodic TV show. The meeting went well.
Later, however, when she called her agent to find out what the executive’s feedback was, her agent told her to sit down and not over-react. “What did he say?” my friend asked. “He said don’t ever, ever again send me someone I wouldn’t wanna f__k.” My friend never reported the incident– except to friends like me.