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...

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...

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...

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...

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Ethnic and gender diversity among episodic television directors continued to increase this past season, the Directors Guild of America reported, with the percentage of episodes directed by ethnic minorities rising by 3 percentage points to a record 22% of all episodes, while the percentage...

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

In his keynote address at the ANA’s recently held Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference in Miami, Marc Pritchard, chief brand officer of Procter & Gamble, said that the U.S. is at a “cultural crossroads” requiring marketers to combat racial prejudice which threatens to undermine a...

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

TV series are including more LGBTQ characters and adding gender-nonconforming ones, but there's a need for richer, more complex stories about them, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD.

LGBTQ depictions increased in the current season across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms...

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