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Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin has announced the launch of a groundbreaking series of initiatives targeting the underrepresentation of women in film and television. Study after study has confirmed that women--along with people of color, LGBT individuals...
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2016
The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership.
At a private reception Monday for the latest academy inductees, actors Chadwick Boseman and Rita Wilson were among the new members who said they joined the organization to advance the...
Monday, Sep. 12, 2016
The expanding world of TV series is creating more opportunities for female and minority directors, but they remain a fraction of those hired, a Hollywood guild report said Monday.
Women directed 17 percent and minorities 19 percent of the more than 4,000 episodes produced last season for...
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016
Despite widespread attention over diversity in the movie business, a new study finds that little is changing in Hollywood for women, minorities, LGBT people and others who continue to find themselves on the outside of an industry where researchers say inequality is "the norm."
A report to...
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
Hiring of minorities and women for stepping-stone TV directing jobs is lagging, according to a Directors Guild of America study.
The study released Wednesday focuses on “first break” jobs the guild called critical in increasing diversity in the ranks of episodic TV directors.
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016
Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck's production company, Pearl Street Films, and in collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC's Annenberg School. They're the latest high-profile...
Friday, Jul. 8, 2016
The topic of Hollywood awards diversity can be both dismaying and clinically dry: So many fine minority actors ignored, so many statistics proving the stubborn whiteness of the Oscars and other honors.
But Kalani Queypo chooses to be optimistic. The actor was glad to earn critical acclaim...
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016
Jay D. Roth, national executive director of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), announced that Frank Bennett Gonzalez will take on an expanded role in overseeing the Guild’s diversity efforts.
“Frank’s commitment to increasing diversity in DGA-covered categories has been a valuable...
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2016
Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization.
The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent minority...
Monday, May. 30, 2016
Students from an all-female arts college in Philadelphia attended a conference for video game developers last year and, without even trying, they stood out.
"We were basically the only girls in the room," recalled Lindsey O'Brien, 21, a rising senior at Philadelphia's Moore College of Art...