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Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Growing calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the lack of diversity among this year's Oscar nominees are forcing stars to choose sides and threatening to throw the movie industry's biggest night of the year into turmoil.
The backlash over...
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
The lack of diversity in this year’s field of Oscar finalists--punctuated by an all-white lineup of acting nominees--has sparked industry backlash and in some circles a call to boycott the Academy Awards. This evening (1/18) Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the...
Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars' second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend this year's ceremony.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Lee said he "cannot support" the "...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
A year after host Neil Patrick Harris quipped that the Oscars were honoring Hollywood's "best and whitest," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled yet another all-white slate of acting nominees Thursday, prompting a dismayed revival of the "...
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
A new study shows that of the 376 feature filmmakers who released movies in the last two years, less than seven percent were women.
The Directors Guild of America released the dismal statistics as part of its inaugural feature film diversity report...
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
Ensemble nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards highlight diversity in both film and television, including nods for "Beasts of No Nation," ''Straight Outta Compton" and "Orange is the New Black." Yet, individual nominations, especially for movies, remained largely white - only adding to...
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015
Recognizing the fundamental role that a “first break” in the television business can play to increase diversity, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued the results of a six-year analysis of the gender and ethnic diversity of directors who received their first assignments in episodic...
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
The Directors Guild of America released its annual report analyzing the ethnicity and gender of directors hired to direct primetime episodic television across broadcast, basic cable, premium cable, and high budget original content series made for the Internet. ...
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2015
DDB North America, part of Omnicom Group, has hired Julius Dunn to serve as director of talent. Based in New York, he will report directly to Mark O’Brien, president of DDB North America. In this new role, Dunn will be responsible for executing the agency’s talent...
Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2015
The government has yet to respond to the American Civil Liberties Union's allegations of discrimination against female filmmakers, but Hollywood is certainly talking about it.
More than 1,700 industry professionals have signed a petition supporting...