Black News and Black Views with a Whole Lotta Attitude
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Mike Gauyo


Mike Gauyo

TV Writer, Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner, Executive Producer

Sector:ENTERTAINMENTAge: 38Los Angeles
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When you have a genre changing, influential hit like Insecure, it can feel impossible to follow. However, Mike Gauyo is using that success to open doors for other aspiring writers. The Black Boy Writes & Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative provides industry contacts and resources to writers who aren’t in the WGA. Despite the influx of streaming services, it is still incredibly difficult for Black writers to get their ideas in front of Hollywood decision makers. Gauyo could have spent his post-Insecure career focused on grabbing a big overall deal at a major studio, something he’s probably still working on, but he’s also made time to support the next generation of great storytellers. Not everyone would be so mindful of making sure the doors they opened, stayed open once they walked through them.

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