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Thursday, Mar. 11, 2021
For years, researchers have said a lack of diversity in Hollywood films doesn't just poorly reflect demographics, it's bad business. A new study by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates just how much Hollywood is leaving on the table: $10 billion.
The McKinsey report,...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
When Zendaya won last month's Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry's progress toward inclusivity.
The "Euphoria" star became the second Black winner in the category in five years, following Viola Davis' drought-ending win for "How to...
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...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
“Wonder Woman” took moviegoers by storm in 2017, taking in more than $820 million in ticket sales worldwide. And Patty Jenkins’ role as director of the blockbuster was part of a positive — if possibly short-lived — trend for women directors that year.
Counting each year’s 200 top-grossing...
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...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016
Movies make more money when exactly half their casts are non-white, according to an annual analysis released Thursday that shows an increasing demand for diversity in film.
In previous years, movies did better at the box office if two or three of the top eight billed actors were non-white...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
When it comes to influential positions in the entertainment industry, minorities and women are represented at rates far less than their percentate of the general population. The proportion of female and minority actors, writers, directors and producers in films and TV ranges from just one-...