Monday, February 20, 2017

diversity

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Through a Super Bowl ad, public statements and court filings, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump's travel ban, saying high tech needs immigrants' creativity and energy to stay competitive.

Although the companies are risking a...

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Olivia Pope gets a lot of credit for being a powerful woman, but it's the woman behind the fictional character who is helping to create real change in an industry that's woefully lacking in women and people of color behind the camera. Kerry Washington on Monday spoke to a group of women at the...

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

A new study finds that just 7 percent of the 250 highest-grossing films of 2016 were directed by women.

The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University on Thursday issued the 19th annual edition of its report, titled "The Celluloid Ceiling," authored...

Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TLC drama series "Too Close to Home."

Perry rejects the criticism, much of it on social media. Some...

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

AICE and AMP, the respective trade associations for postproduction houses and music studios serving the advertising industry, have partnered to launch PrePro, a mentorship program designed to expose culturally diverse students to careers in post and music and sound for brands and ad agencies....

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Film Festival will showcase a selection of films directed by women during its 2017 program. Some of these films will have their world premiere at the Festival, which runs March 3-12, 2017. The 15 films highlighted below hail from all over the world and cover a...

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

A record number of gay characters are featured on broadcast series, but small-screen shows overall can be deadly for the female ones, according to a study released Thursday.

More than 25 lesbian and bisexual female characters died on scripted broadcast, cable and streaming series this...

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin has announced the launch of a groundbreaking series of initiatives targeting the underrepresentation of women in film and television. Study after study has confirmed that women--along with people of color, LGBT individuals...

Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2016

The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership.

At a private reception Monday for the latest academy inductees, actors Chadwick Boseman and Rita Wilson were among the new members who said they joined the organization to advance the...

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016

The expanding world of TV series is creating more opportunities for female and minority directors, but they remain a fraction of those hired, a Hollywood guild report said Monday.

Women directed 17 percent and minorities 19 percent of the more than 4,000 episodes produced last season for...