Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

Film roles were more plentiful for women and people of color in 2018 and 2019, but underrepresentation remains for writers, directors and executives, according to UCLA’s latest Hollywood Diversity Report. 

UCLA research finds that the numbers of acting jobs for women and people of color...

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

Hollywood's awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new study finds. 

According to new research released Tuesday  by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, more of 2019's top movies featured minority or female...

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) joined the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) in unveiling the results of a new study that examines the challenges faced by Black professionals. Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration surveyed 3,736 full-time professionals of all races, and...

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019

When the family-friendly Hallmark Channel recently pulled, under pressure from a conservative group, a set of ads featuring a kiss between two happy brides at the altar, backlash was swift — to say the least. 

Within hours, stars like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner were tweeting in...

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

With its multiple teenage characters, the Netflix movie "Let It Snow" is a mix of holiday feels and a John Hughes comedy. But unlike those genres, the movie, about a small town besieged by a Christmas Eve snowstorm, has Asian American characters front and center who aren't there just to be...

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

"Game of Thrones" was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that's rolling its final credits.

Installments of the elaborately produced hit were doled out one at a time by an established outlet, premium cable channel HBO. That was standard TV...

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

For the first time, half of all TV episodes were helmed by women or directors of color, the Directors Guild of America revealed in its latest Episodic Television Director Inclusion Report covering the 2018-19 season. That number was up from last year’s prior high of 42.5%, and from 21% just five...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

For Hollywood to be a more inclusive and diverse industry, companies need to implement a five-point strategy for hiring, sponsoring and promoting minorities and women — especially women of color — a new UCLA study suggests. 

The study, published today, was drafted by the authors of UCLA’s...

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Eight YouTubers, including the creators of such channels as GlitterBombTV, Queer Kid Stuff, and Watts the Safeword, recently filed a class action complaint in the Northern District of California against YouTube and its parent company Google. The complaint alleges that YouTube discriminantly...

Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019

From corrupt, brutal overseers to the fraught world of inmate hierarchy to unlikely friendships and romances, "Orange is the New Black" told deeply rich and complex stories about life for women behind bars that resonated far beyond prison walls.

While it was originally centered around the...

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