Diane J. Wright is a Canadian-American story consultant, ghostwriter, and fixer focusing on diversity in inclusion and authentic representation of the BIPoC, neurodivergent, and disabled communities in features and series.
Diane collaborates with producers and writers to make page meet vision, to build emotional resonance, and to highlight voice & perspective while reducing culturally insensitive portrayals, inauthentic representation, erasure, and all the 'isms.
Her work in independent feature film has contributed to prizes at premiere festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca. She has been a trusted Telefilm-approved story editor, a studio development assistant, contributed to national releases, to series airing on network and cable, and to two New York Times bestselling non-fiction titles.
Outside the office, Diane is a baker, an animal lover, a former Blue Sky digital strategist, a national pageant title holder, and the founder of one of the largest global communities of invisibly disabled adults.
Inclusion. Equity. Parity.
On screen and off
Conversations on Inclusive Storytelling
February 25, 2021 - 1pm PT
Openly neurodivergent characters are rarely seen in popular media and when they are, it's most often from an outsider's -- often reductive -- pov. Savvy audiences are demanding more.
But what we see on screen starts behind the scenes with representative employment. Autistic and other ND producers, directors, writers, actors, and crew often need to remain closeted to earn a living. When we can't, we're left with slim to no options. So how does Hollywood #DoBetter?
Where Neurodivergent People of Colour Meet
Come relax with people who get you. Hosted by The Autastic Academy, #NDPOC members meet on Zoom the last Friday of every month. In between, stay connected in our private, members-only, ad-free discussion area.
Creatives, producers, cast & crew are welcome.
ADHD, dyslexic, dyspraxic, autistic and more.
The Parity Project Podcast Presents:
Black Autistic Lives Matter
The Parity Project advocates for fair economic and narrative inclusion and equity of Black artists, executives and representatives in television and film. This episode features Diane J. Wright in conversation on the intersection of race and neurodivergence in America, on autistic life, and ways to be a better ally.
Available wherever you get your podcasts.
WOCUnite Mock Pitch Sessions
October 20 - 23, 2020
Five women. Five stories. Filmmakers will pitch their feature, series, and documentary projects and receive feedback in a supportive, safe, risk-free environment.
Exclusive to members of Women of Color Unite.
International Screenwriters' Association Presents: A Conversation on Inclusive Storytelling
September 11, 2020
Hollywood is changing. Studios, networks, and production companies are demanding more diverse content to meet market demand. How do screenwriters rise to the challenge? In this interactive event, anti-racist educator and screenwriter Ashwini Prasad and story consultant and advocate Diane J. Wright will introduce you to the basics of inclusive storytelling for the screen. This discussion will be valuable for screenwriters of all levels.REGISTER at the International Screenwriters' Association