EXCLUSIVE: Norman Lear and Brent Miller have boarded Thoughts Revolt Leisure’s Gamergate as govt manufacturers thru their Act III Productions banner. The sequence is ready journalist, sport developer and pc programmer Brianna Wu’s revel in as a critic and goal of the infamous 2014 on-line harassment marketing campaign. Gamergate is co-created and co-written through Wu and J. Brad Wilke.
The 2014 Gamergate on-line marketing campaign ignited a firestorm for its concentrated on of ladies within the gaming trade which laid the root for present problems with disinformation and hate. Ahead of QAnon, Covid-19 conspiracists and the January sixth rebel, there used to be Gamergate. Wu used to be a few of the focused girls, which additionally incorporated Zoë Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian.
The sequence will discover the origins of the popular intimidation marketing campaign from the point of view of more than one, fictional folks within the sport trade – from executives to newshounds and indie builders.
Lear and Miller will govt produce along Jonathan Keasey, Jeremy J. Dodd, and Wu for Thoughts Revolt Leisure. There may be lately no showrunner or studio hooked up to the sequence.
“Given Mr. Lear’s legacy as a glass-ceiling breaker for marginalized communities in his ancient occupation, we selected his Act III banner for his or her conscientious and empathetic method to storytelling,” stated Keasey.
Added Miller: ““We couldn’t be extra excited to spouse with Brianna Wu and Thoughts Revolt Leisure in telling those tales. The gaming trade has exploded during the last decade bringing in additional earnings than sports activities and flicks blended international. On the other hand, the choice of feminine engineers within the gaming trade is lower than 5%. One doesn’t must be a gamer to acknowledge one thing is off with this proportion.”