Race and Hollywood

NEW: 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NEW:  2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NOW AVAILABLE! 2017 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT To download the full report, please CLICK HERE. The Bunche Center released its fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. To view a UCLA Optimists discussion with the authors, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche […]

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2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event

2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event

Don’t miss out on the 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event on Thurs., Feb. 23., at noon in the Black Forum (Haines Hall 153). Dr. Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and lead author of the report, will discuss the latest findings with co-authors Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon, Bunche Center Assistant Director, Dr. Vanessa Diaz, Visiting Scholar, and Michael Tran & Amberia Sargent, […]

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With success of ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Fences,’ here’s a look at African-American representation in film

With success of ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Fences,’ here’s a look at African-American representation in film

Read the Deseret News interview with Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at UCLA. As a teenager, Darnell Hunt enjoyed making films and dedicated much of his time to this hobby. When he applied to college, he considered the option of majoring in film and turning his hobby into a career. When he got […]

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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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