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Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021
The Television Academy, in partnership with ReadySet, has completed a rigorous evaluation of its membership, as well as its overall policies, procedures and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and has identified key focus areas and developed strategic goals to drive systemic...
Monday, Dec. 13, 2021
Half of the marketers responding to a recent survey indicated that they ran advertising in the past year featuring identifiable LGBTQ+ casting, the ANA announced today.
The report, “LGBTQ+ Marketing Inclusion” was the first of its kind and, despite the lack of previous data, the ANA said...
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee has released its inaugural annual report, highlighting a year of achievements and initiatives aimed at facilitating industry-wide change when it comes to employment opportunities for underrepresented people. Launched in 2020 by AICP’s National Board of...
Monday, Nov. 8, 2021
The American Film Market (AFM), which moved its 2021 edition entirely online with hopes of reconvening in person next year, still managed to facilitate business and delve into issues of relevance during its recently wrapped five-day (11/1-5) event.
Among the topics/issues addressed was...
Friday, Nov. 5, 2021
Kisha Gulley was once kicked out of a Facebook group for mothers with autistic children after a contentious debate she felt was racial. Over and over, she clashed with the white-dominated groups she'd sought out for support as a new mom.
So Gulley, who is Afro Latina, started her own...
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021
Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus asked...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Thursday announced reforms to its bylaws and an overhaul of its membership process in a bid to diversify its ranks and potentially restore the heavily criticized Golden Globes.
The embattled 84-member press association voted 63 to 19 in favor of...
Thursday, Jul. 1, 2021
Steven Yeun, Issa Rae, Lavene Cox, DP Erik Messerschmidt Among 395 Invited To Join Motion Picture Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications,...
Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021
Unilever Pledges To Create Advertising & Marketing That Combats Stereotypes, Promotes Diversity, Inclusion
A new study by consumer goods conglomerate Unilever has found that nearly one in two people from marginalized communities--people with disabilities, and Black, Hispanic, Asian, and LGBTQ+ people--feel they have been stereotyped in some way through advertising. The study also highlights that it...
Thursday, Jun. 10, 2021
In late May, ANA issued a new report, “The Growth of Supplier Diversity,” that contained important findings that will likely impact the production industry in the near future.
A supplier diversity program is a proactive business program which encourages the use of women-owned, ethnic/...