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Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
CoverGirl executive Ukonwa Ojo was struck when the team from an ad agency entered the room to pitch ideas for revamping the cosmetic company’s image. For the first time in Ojo’s more than 20-year career in business, she found herself working with an African-American creative director.
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Amidst a showcase of cutting-edge technology and papers delivered on innovative breakthroughs, the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition held this week (10/23-26) in Hollywood was also marked by a mainstream issue that has...
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017
The pipeline of new episodic television directors grew larger than ever before and became markedly more inclusive in the 2016/17 television season – with the percentage of ethnic minority first-time TV directors more than doubling since 2009/10 and the percentage of women nearly tripling –...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
When Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon clasped hands, stepped on the gas and flew over the canyon ridge in that memorable ending to "Thelma & Louise," many in Hollywood believed they were launching more than that turquoise Thunderbird.
It was 1991, and the expectation — or at least the...
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
Latino leaders meeting with top CBS executives last week were braced for a confrontation over a protracted scarcity of Latino actors and stories on the network's primetime shows.
"We said, 'That's it, no more'" in preparing for the encounter, said Alex Nogales of the National Latino Media...
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.