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.
Race and Hollywood
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 […]
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, […]
2014 Hollywood Diversity Report: Making Sense of the Disconnect Released February 2014, this report is the first in a series of studies by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA to explore the relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry. The Data The report examines the top 172 theatrical films released […]
July 16, 2014 – With writer-producer Shonda Rhimes’ “Scandal” hitting big, ABC has decided to embrace diversity, rolling out at least four shows, including Cristela, Fresh Off the Boat, Black-ish and American Crime, all featuring racial humor and/or politics. At ABC’s presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Paul Lee, ABC’s entertainment president, discussed the […]
July 10, 2014 – Last year, Scandal’s Kerry Washington was poised to make history if she won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Washington and other well-respected African American actors such as Don Cheadle and Alfre Woodard, vied for an Emmy win. But unfortunately, the actors and viewers were disappointed when the 65th annual Emmy Awards, which were supposed […]