Race and Hollywood

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Photo Credit: The Ringer October 26, 2016 — The Ringer’s Victor Luckerson writes that classic black TV shows haven’t made the jump to streaming platforms and he thinks their window of opportunity may be closing.  He interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt for the story.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the Race and Hollywood Project and read […]

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Bunche Center Welcomes Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

Bunche Center Welcomes Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

For 2016-17, Dr. Vanessa Díaz will be in residence at the Bunche Center as a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.  Please read her biography below. Dr. Vanessa Díaz is an interdisciplinary ethnographer, filmmaker, and journalist. In 2015, she earned a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Díaz is currently adapting her dissertation into a book manuscript tentatively titled Manufacturing Celebrity: […]

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UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

  September 26, 2016 – Bunche Center Director, Dr. Darnell Hunt, is featured in UCLA’s Optimists campaign highlighting the Bunche Center’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To read the latest report, CLICK HERE.

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The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

NOW AVAILABLE! 2016 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: BUSINE$$ AS USUAL? The Bunche Center released its third annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To DOWNLOAD the “2016 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Busine$$ as Usual,” CLICK HERE. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. […]

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Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of the Big and Small Screen

Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of the Big and Small Screen

July 21, 2016 – In two new webisodes by #FastForward, EBONY.com and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) talk with influential entertainment stakeholders about Hollywood’s diversity crisis. To read the article and view the webisodes, Click Here. As part of the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, the Center is collaborating with Hollywood industry players to produce the Hollywood Diversity […]

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Scott Blog Discusses Racial Exclusion in Hollywood – Then & Now

Scott Blog Discusses Racial Exclusion in Hollywood – Then & Now

(Photo: Shutterstock/Advocate.com)   January 28, 2016 – Ellen Scott, a UCLA Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, blogs that today’s Oscars controversy is nothing new. She examines a 1962 protest over racial exclusion in Hollywood where the concerns of blacks in the entertainment industry 54 years ago, are not unlike the concerns […]

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Oscar Noms Show Face of Hollywood Not the Face of America #Oscarsstillsowhite

Oscar Noms Show Face of Hollywood Not the Face of America #Oscarsstillsowhite

January 14, 2016 — After this morning’s announcement of the Academy Award nominations, there is a sequel to the #Oscarssowhite hashtag that trended last year – it’s #Oscarsstillsowhite. Once again, minorities have been excluded from the acting nominations and most of the other major categories for the 2016 Academy Awards. To read Variety’s article about the lack of diversity in the nominations, Click Here. To read […]

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Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar, Rips Hollywood on Lack of Diversity

Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar, Rips Hollywood on Lack of Diversity

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) November 16, 2015 – Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar, Rips Hollywood on Lack of Diversity. 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 […]

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Variety Talks Diverse Appeal of New TV Shows

Variety Talks Diverse Appeal of New TV Shows

(Photo: ABC/Fox) October 8, 2015 – Variety article discusses concerted effort by TV networks to diversify shows in order to draw viewership that better reflects a changing America.  To read the 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 […]

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Viola Davis Historic Emmy Win

Viola Davis Historic Emmy Win

Photo:  Getty Images/Mark Davis September 21, 2015 – Viola Davis made history last night as the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series.  She is the first in the award’s 67 year history. In her acceptance speech, Davis noted, “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.” To read […]

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