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Monday, Aug. 7, 2017
Silicon Valley's efforts to promote workforce diversity haven't yielded many results — unless you count a backlash at Google, where a male engineer blamed biological differences for the paucity of female programmers.
His widely shared memo, titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," also...
Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
NBC aims to boost the number of female directors on its shows.
The network on Thursday announced a new initiative called "Female Forward." It will give 10 female directors the opportunity to shadow up to three episodes of a scripted NBC series, culminating in an in-season commitment to...
Monday, Jul. 31, 2017
In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever.
A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern...
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2017
AMV BBDO is introducing a new employment policy aimed at boosting numbers of female creatives at the London-based ad agency--and ultimately, the wider industry--by offering permanent, half-time roles.
The new program is designed to identify the best female creative talents who may have...
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
Yes, the Great Mistake of Oscars 2017 made history in all the wrong kinds of ways. But a day later, advocacy groups and others overjoyed by the Cinderella win of "Moonlight" were saying, let's forget the snafu and move on - because "Moonlight" made history in all the right kinds of ways.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of the running. As #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign said, her hashtag was never about just black actors, but all communities...
Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Through a Super Bowl ad, public statements and court filings, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump's travel ban, saying high tech needs immigrants' creativity and energy to stay competitive.
Although the companies are risking a...
Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
Olivia Pope gets a lot of credit for being a powerful woman, but it's the woman behind the fictional character who is helping to create real change in an industry that's woefully lacking in women and people of color behind the camera. Kerry Washington on Monday spoke to a group of women at the...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
A new study finds that just 7 percent of the 250 highest-grossing films of 2016 were directed by women.
The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University on Thursday issued the 19th annual edition of its report, titled "The Celluloid Ceiling," authored...
Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TLC drama series "Too Close to Home."
Perry rejects the criticism, much of it on social media. Some...