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Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Gomes has joined Goodby Silverstein & Partners’ (GS&) management team in the new role of head of equity, diversity and inclusion.
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Gomes has committed her career to addressing issues of social justice. She was most recently the founder and CEO...
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
A bigger pool of nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards hasn’t made much of a difference in bringing overall gender parity to the nominations in behind-the-scenes categories. That’s one of the prime findings in the Women’s Media Center annual Emmys Report titled "WMC 2020 Investigation...
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2020
As Hollywood searches for a response to the reckoning brought on by the death of George Floyd and the Academy Awards move to make Oscar nominees more inclusive, a new study captures how the film industry has improved in diversity and how it still lags.
In the most popular films of 2019,...
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2020
In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020
The One Club for Creativity has unveiled the first-ever group of 15 talented students accepted into the East Coast fall session for ONE School, a free portfolio program for young Black creatives.
Students were selected based on their raw creativity, passion and commitment so as not to...
Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
I have lots of funny stories about being a Black executive producer and production company owner. There was the time on set when I was given the coffee order by an agency creative because he thought I was a PA. Sadly, there are not too many Black people in my position in our business. I try not...
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020
CBS Television and the NAACP has reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience.
The television studio and civil rights organization announced the multi-year agreement in a joint statement Wednesday. The partnership will focus on...
Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities,...
Thursday, Jun. 18, 2020
As protests erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, every major entertainment company in Hollywood issued statements of support for the black community.
But as unanimous as that show of solidarity was, it was also clear that this wasn't a fight Hollywood could...
Thursday, Jun. 18, 2020
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and the TIME’S UP Foundation have released Diversity Report 2020: A Study of AFCI Member and Partner Diversity Initiatives. As plans are being developed to restart production during the coronavirus pandemic, the first-of-its-kind global...