The lines have been blogged. On one side is CAA, NBC and Ann Lopez, divorcing wife of comedian and talk show host George Lopez. On the other, author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, incensed after getting hold of the whitewashed TV pilot script from Lopez’s Encanto Productions based on her novel The Dirty Girls Social Club.
Valdes-Rodriguez made her objections known via an incendiary December 23rd blog post, according to which Lopez blocked NBC’s desire to have her write the pilot script. She has written several follow-ups since, covering everything from the cease-and-desist letter she received from NBC on Christmas to the fact that CAA has suddenly decided to stop representing another one of her literary adaptation properties. Today, the author checks in with this:
I have made the statements I needed to make. Now it’s time for me to focus on the legal aspects of this situation. In the meantime, please keep speaking out, speaking among yourselves, and know that I am fighting for YOU, and for ALL OF US to be represented as we ARE and not as Hollywood wishes us TO BE.