EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Producers Trash Software That Tells Scriptwriters When They’re Being ‘Racist’
Hollywood is employing new software feature that alerts scriptwriters if they are not being “inclusive” enough, sparking fierce backlash from some in show business.
“The deal is that this new feature allows you to check the inclusivity of your documents to check how many LGBTQIAZBBT people appear in your new work,” one Hollywood producer told Big League Politics on the condition of anonymity. “It is ridiculous. At the same time it’s really totalitarian, when you think about. If this is the case, next we’re gonna were check for words we don’t like, then we’re gonna check for context we don’t like.”
Conservatives in Hollywood do not often speak on record, as doing so would amount to career suicide.
The software is called Final Draft, which has been around for awhile, and is used by nearly every scriptwriter in Hollywood. It has recently been updated with the new “inclusivity” feature.
“Final Draft is the standard format software for scriptwriters,” the source said. “It’s specifically formatted for scriptwriters, but it’s basically a word processor.”
Another producer told Big League Politics that the software will make the quality of movies worse.
“The fact that they call it ‘inclusivity analysis’ is pandering to an idea that’s going to movies worse,” the source said. “They’re specifically trying to get people to write their script, and get people to look in the mirror and see how ‘inclusive’ it is , and if it’s not inclusive, you’re not woke. It’s stepping on your creative freedom.”
Both the sources described themselves as “in-the-closet conservative producers.”
One of the sources also called the software “small, incremental corporate fascism,” and remarked that “some assistant is going to hit the ‘woke’ button, and you’re gonna be dinged for your lack of wokeness.”
Another salient point made by both sources is that most actors want to be cast in certain roles based on their merit as actors, not based on skin color.
“The black actors that I know do not want more roles for black actors,” one the of the producers said. “They want to be considered for roles that everyone else is auditioning for. It’s patronizing to treat people as though they are the sum total of their attributes. They want to play the role of a lawyer because they can portray a good lawyer.”
The company released an ad for the new feature, and it’s exactly what one might expect from the progressive posse in Hollywood.
“Everyone in our industry needs a way to measure how diverse and inclusive our stories are,” the ad begins. “Women, people of color, the LGBTQIA community, and other marginalized groups are not equally represented on screen. Final Draft has created a tool that allows you to quickly assign and measure a script’s character’s traits. Gender, ethnicity, or any other trait you want to measure be expressed in this clear, visual chart.”
The ad boasts that writers and production teams can answer questions like “how much dialogue is spoken by women in lead roles?” or “how many scenes in the script feature two or more leading roles for women?”
“Like everything else in the world of software, you reach a saturation point. when you write a screenplay you really only need seven or eight things. one of those things is the inclusivity. it’s more marketing than anything else. it’s one thing to have a feature that allows you to sign and identify
“Final Draft is committed to helping shape a future for our industry that includes and reflects all of us,” the ad finishes.
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