Race and Hollywood

Hunt Discusses Blackish on NPR

Hunt Discusses Blackish on NPR

 (Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC) September 24, 2014 –  Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR’s Code Switch team talks with Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about  how black families have been portrayed on television sitcoms.  To listen to the story, ClickHere. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, […]

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Race and Hollywood: DGA Reports Lack of Progress on Diversity Hiring

Race and Hollywood:  DGA Reports Lack of Progress on Diversity Hiring

DGA report on diversity hiring in television. (DGA)/(Featued image credit: Belle BNZ Ent.)   September 18, 2014 – The Los Angeles Times reports on a new Directors Guild study which highlights lack of progress on diversity hiring. To read the full article, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts […]

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Race and Hollywood: Shonda Rhimes Rules Thursday Nights

Race and Hollywood:  Shonda Rhimes Rules Thursday Nights

The L.A. Times interviews Shonda Rhimes about her new series, How to Get Away With Murder. To read the full article, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, Click Here. To learn more about supporting this important research project and its annual diversity […]

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Hunt On ABC’s New Diverse Comedies

Hunt On ABC’s New Diverse Comedies

August 29, 2014 — Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt discusses ABC’s new diverse situation comedies with The Wrap.  At issue is the increasing diversity of American audiences and what this will mean for television programming and the bottom line.  Click HERE for the article and HERE for the Bunche Center’s 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Making Sense of the Disconnect.

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2014 Emmy Controversy

2014 Emmy Controversy

August 26, 2014 — Despite what some have hailed as a recent renaissance in television, last night’s 2014 Emmy Awards offered more of the same on the diversity front.  Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt discusses the whys and hows on NPR.  Click HERE for the story and audio clip.  To read more about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, click […]

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Race and Hollywood: Reel Black Men Film Festival 8/23/14

Race and Hollywood:  Reel Black Men Film Festival 8/23/14

The Reel Black Men Film Festival is sponsored by the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center.  The event showcases emerging African American male filmmakers. It also gives the audience an opportunity to discuss their work. For more information, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, […]

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