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...

Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2020

Free the Work, the groundbreaking organization designed to open up opportunities for a more diverse talent base in filmmaking, TV, commercials and other forms of content, has conducted an in-depth analysis of production house rosters and found a profound lack of Black directors in the...

Friday, Jun. 12, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025.  This phased initiative will further the Academy’s ongoing efforts to advance inclusion in the entertainment industry and increase representation within its...

Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2020

A collective of over 600 Black advertising professionals has come together to demand meaningful action from industry leadership through the release of diversity data and the adoption of policy reform. For decades, Black advertising professionals have not only fought to have a voice among agency...

Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2020

The ANA and its diversity initiative, the Alliance for Inclusive & Multicultural Marketing (AIMM), today acknowledged limited progress in all aspects of diversity and inclusion--including diverse leadership, cultural relevance in advertising and growth in multicultural marketing.

In a...

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...

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