Tuesday, September 18, 2018

diversity

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

A new study says that the TV industry’s hiring of first-time female directors and directors of color hit record highs for the second year in a row.

According to a Directors Guild of America study out Thursday, women represented 41 percent of first-time TV episode directors in the 2017-18...

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when college graduation...

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Free The Bid, the groundbreaking diversity initiative, is expanding its footprint to include a colorist category among its representation of women directors, DPs, and editors. The move, done with the support of creative studio Ntropic, expands its mission to promote equal opportunities for women...

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-...

Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

The Martin Agency has created a department called Talent & Culture that will report to Carmina Drummond, Martin’s chief culture officer.
 
“We want progress,” said Drummond. “We’ve discovered it’s not enough to have diversity initiatives or incentives. Those efforts are right, but...

Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year.

More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That's up from a quarter of the field last year, when...

Monday, Jun. 25, 2018

The organization that bestows the Oscars is continuing to lean into its promise to make its ranks more diverse by inviting a record 928 new members representing 59 countries to join including actors Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani, Gina Rodriguez and "The Rider" filmmaker Chloe Zhao.

The...

Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018

From the largest studio tent poles to the smallest indie films, diversity among feature film directors remained low in 2017, the Directors Guild of America reported today in a comprehensive new study. The DGA for the first time examined an expanded data set that encompassed the 651 feature films...

Wednesday, May. 2, 2018

The summer movie going season roared to life with the record-breaking opening weekend for "Avengers: Infinity War," but industry leaders want audiences and theater owners to know that a healthy movie business is not just about the superheroes.

Last week at the 2018 CinemaCon convention,...

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Eileen Grubba was working alongside other actors on a TV commercial when she realized the director's eye was caught by her uneven gait. He started positioning her out of shots — and then it got worse.

Shooting a scene on a bus, the director ordered Grubba to get up and move from her seat...

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