Race and Hollywood

Marvel Jumps Into Diversity Debate

Marvel Jumps Into Diversity Debate

November 19, 2014 – Marvel Comics announced dramatic changes coming simultaneously to two of the publisher’s classic marquee brands with the addition of a female Thor and a Black Captain America. Stan Lee and the brand have received praise for their on-going efforts to  make characters look like and reflect what is going on in the real world.  To read the […]

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Race & Hollywood: Four-Part Interview with Darnell Hunt on Industry Diversity

Race & Hollywood:  Four-Part Interview with Darnell Hunt on Industry Diversity

  November 17, 2014 – Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt discusses diversity in Hollywood as part of a four-part series on the Blacklist screenwriting blog, Go Into the Story. To read the entire 4-part interview, 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. […]

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Hunt Featured on Black Hollywood Think Tank

Hunt Featured on Black Hollywood Think Tank

November 10, 2014 – Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and Professor of Sociology at UCLA, Darnell Hunt, is featured in episode 3 of Black Hollywood’s Think Tank podcast.  As one of the principal investigators of the Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Hunt discusses diversity and best practices in the Hollywood entertainment industry.  To learn […]

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Race and Hollywood: SNL Promotes Jones to Regular Cast Member

Race and Hollywood:  SNL Promotes Jones to Regular Cast Member

October 21, 2014 – After last year’s much publicized search by Saturday Night Live for a new black woman cast member, Leslie  Jones, (as well as LaKendra Tookes), was added to SNL’s writing staff.  Jones has now been moved from the writers’ room and upped to a regular cast member.  To read the article, Click Here. To learn more about our Hollywood Diversity […]

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Our Weekly Cites Hollywood Diversity Report

Our Weekly Cites Hollywood Diversity Report

October 13, 2014 – Our Weekly cites the Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report* in an article addressing the efforts of Black self-determination in Hollywood. (Photo Credit:  Our Weekly)    The Hollywood Diversity Report is the only comprehensive research analysis of diversity in film and television. The report identifies and shares best practices for increasing the pipeline of underrepresented groups in the entertainment […]

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Hollywood Hasn’t Kept Up!

Hollywood Hasn’t Kept Up!

“The fact is that America is becoming more and more diverse, but the Hollywood industry hasn’t kept up,” – Darnell Hunt, Los Angeles Times, 2014      Please consider a gift in support of our crowdfunding project Help us #ChangeTheNarrative in Hollywood! #DiversityMatters Spread the Word Join us as we #changethenarrative in Hollywood! Support the Hollywood Diversity Report, the only […]

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