Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profiles: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this year, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights in the United States. Today's profile is Lisa Takeuchi Cullen of the Writers Guild of America, East.

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen is the WGAE’s vice president for film, television and streaming. She is currently in an overall deal with Universal Television, under which she is developing several drama series, and has served as co-executive producer on NBC’s “The Endgame” and consulting producer on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Cullen works to represent marginalized writers as co-chair of the WGAE’s Committee for Inclusion and Equity and founder of the guild’s Salon network of affinity groups. She also started and runs Diverse Writers of the East, databases of underrepresented WGAE and pre-WGAE writers. For her service to the guild, she was awarded the WGAE Richard B. Jablow Award.