Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

Film roles were more plentiful for women and people of color in 2018 and 2019, but underrepresentation remains for writers, directors and executives, according to UCLA’s latest Hollywood Diversity Report. 

UCLA research finds that the numbers of acting jobs for women and people of color...

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) joined the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) in unveiling the results of a new study that examines the challenges faced by Black professionals. Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration surveyed 3,736 full-time professionals of all races, and...

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019

When the family-friendly Hallmark Channel recently pulled, under pressure from a conservative group, a set of ads featuring a kiss between two happy brides at the altar, backlash was swift — to say the least. 

Within hours, stars like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner were tweeting in...

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

For the first time, half of all TV episodes were helmed by women or directors of color, the Directors Guild of America revealed in its latest Episodic Television Director Inclusion Report covering the 2018-19 season. That number was up from last year’s prior high of 42.5%, and from 21% just five...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

For Hollywood to be a more inclusive and diverse industry, companies need to implement a five-point strategy for hiring, sponsoring and promoting minorities and women — especially women of color — a new UCLA study suggests. 

The study, published today, was drafted by the authors of UCLA’s...

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

More women are being hired to direct TV episodes but the numbers remain stagnant for directors of color, according to an industry guild study.

Women directed a record 25 percent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season, an increase of 4 percent from the previous season, according to...

Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2018

Six months after Frances McDormand introduced the world to the concept of an inclusion rider in her Oscars speech, Warner Bros. and its sister companies are announcing a company-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion, becoming the first major entertainment company to do so.

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Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2018

Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. The most popular movies are still largely the domain of white, straight, able-...

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...

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...

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