Mindy Kaling Says TV Academy Tried to Remove Her 'Office' Producing Credit

Mindy Kaling is one of the actresses featured in Elle's Women in Hollywood issue. In her interview, Mindy Kaling calls out the Television Academy for trying to remove her producer's credit on the Office.

Kaling says that the Television Academy told her they would drop her from the producers list because there were too many producers listed for the show. If Kaling was dropped from the list, that meant that she would be ineligible to accept an Emmy if the show had won for best comedy series.

"They made me, not any of the other producers, fill out a whole form and write an essay about all my contributions as a writer and a producer," Kaling said. "I had to get letters from all the other male, white producers saying that I had contributed, when my actual record stood for itself."

The Television Academy responded to Mindy's claims and said:

"No one person was singled out. There was an increasing concern years ago regarding the number of performers and writers seeking producer credits. At the time the Producers Guild worked with the Television Academy to correctly vet producer eligibility."

Mindy responded to their statement on Twitter.