Meet the Negotiating Committee: Robb Chavis
Bio: Robb Chavis is currently a writer/producer. He was previously a co-executive producer and received a Humanitas Prize and an Emmy nomination for his work on black-ish. He also worked on Superior Donuts, Truth be Told, and Bad Judge. Prior to becoming a writer, Robb had a legal career as an intellectual property attorney and vice chairman of an advertising agency. He is also a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.
What prompted you to join the Negotiating Committee?
My experience in other industries made it clear the rights of writers need to be defended and I knew my legal background would be valuable.
Tell us about a time when you have felt a strong feeling of solidarity with your fellow writers.
Watching WGA members disagree, then effectively come together to align the interests of our agents during the agency campaign.
What makes the 2023 contract cycle different from past ones that you have witnessed or in which you have participated?
Our industry constantly changes, but the thing that never changes is the importance of writers. It will take a major shift to protect those rights, and now is the time.