Sunday, April 22, 2018

diversity

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Eileen Grubba was working alongside other actors on a TV commercial when she realized the director's eye was caught by her uneven gait. He started positioning her out of shots — and then it got worse.

Shooting a scene on a bus, the director ordered Grubba to get up and move from her seat...

Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018

The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) announced an ambitious lineup of filmmaker and film industry panels for this year’s edition of the popular film festival which runs May 1-6.
 
The filmmaker and film industry panels will feature attending actors, producers and directors, along with...

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Just as "Black Panther" is setting records at the box office, a new study finds that diverse audiences are driving most of the biggest blockbusters and many of the most-watched hits on television.

UCLA's Bunche Center released its fifth annual study on diversity in the entertainment...

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

A lavish, headline-grabbing premiere. Lightning word-of-mouth stoked by glowing reviews. Packed movie theaters with sold-out shows, long lines and fans decked out as characters from the film.

The phenomenon of "Black Panther" had the look and feel of a classic, bona fide blockbuster in...

Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017

The pipeline of new episodic television directors grew larger than ever before and became markedly more inclusive in the 2016/17 television season – with the percentage of ethnic minority first-time TV directors more than doubling since 2009/10 and the percentage of women nearly tripling –...

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

When Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon clasped hands, stepped on the gas and flew over the canyon ridge in that memorable ending to "Thelma & Louise," many in Hollywood believed they were launching more than that turquoise Thunderbird.

It was 1991, and the expectation — or at least the...

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

Latino leaders meeting with top CBS executives last week were braced for a confrontation over a protracted scarcity of Latino actors and stories on the network's primetime shows.

"We said, 'That's it, no more'" in preparing for the encounter, said Alex Nogales of the National Latino Media...

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017

Silicon Valley's efforts to promote workforce diversity haven't yielded many results — unless you count a backlash at Google, where a male engineer blamed biological differences for the paucity of female programmers.

His widely shared memo, titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," also...

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

NBC aims to boost the number of female directors on its shows.

The network on Thursday announced a new initiative called "Female Forward." It will give 10 female directors the opportunity to shadow up to three episodes of a scripted NBC series, culminating in an in-season commitment to...

Monday, Jul. 31, 2017

In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever.

A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern...