Race and Hollywood

Panel Talks Unconscious Discrimination in Hollywood

Panel Talks Unconscious Discrimination in Hollywood

April 22, 2015 – Producer Shonda Rhimes, actress Geena Davis, and producer Peter Paige among others, gathered to discuss industry stereotyping of women and minorities, and the negative impact it has on hiring practices in Hollywood.  The event was sponsored by Google, the Director’s Guild of America and the Writer’s Guild of America West. To read the full article, Click […]

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L.A. Weekly Talks Deadline Hollywood’s Apology

L.A. Weekly Talks Deadline Hollywood’s Apology

April 6, 2015 – L.A. Weekly Talks Deadline Hollywood’s Apology.   To read the full article, Click Here.

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Backlash To Deadline Hollywood Article Citing Concern Over Too Much Ethnic Casting in 2015 Pilots

Backlash To Deadline Hollywood Article Citing Concern Over Too Much Ethnic Casting in 2015 Pilots

March 25, 2015 – Deadline Hollywood editor Nellie Andreeva wrote an article in the trade publication about the shift in ethnic casting after last season’s hits such as Empire, Black-ish, and How To Get Away With Murder.  The article expressed a concern that “the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction.” The story received significant backlash on Twitter yesterday […]

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CNN Talks with Hunt about Stereotypes on Fox’s TV Show Empire

CNN Talks with Hunt about Stereotypes on Fox’s TV Show Empire

  March 23, 2015 – Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director of the Ralph J. Bunch Center for African American Studies at UCLA and Co-PI of the recently released 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script, talks to CNN about stereotypes on the Fox TV show, Empire.  To see the interview, Click Here.   To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” […]

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2015 Hollywood Diversity Report Makes News

2015 Hollywood Diversity Report Makes News

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA recently released “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script,” examines diversity — of the lack thereof — in the film and TV industries. Below are links to news coverage related to the new report.   March 6, 2015 – Dr. Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center director talks with Roland Martin on […]

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When Will Hollywood Figure Out That Diversity Sells?

When Will Hollywood Figure Out That Diversity Sells?

  February 26, 2015 – One of the important takeaways from the panel discussion, “Why Can’t Hollywood Look Like America?” is that despite what is claimed, findings show that the most successful movies and television shows reflect America’s demographics. Hollywood insiders discussed this and other issues as they explored diversity (or lack thereof) in the entertainment industry at this “Thinking L.A.” event.  […]

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Why Can’t Hollywood Tell America’s Stories?

Why Can’t Hollywood Tell America’s Stories?

February 23, 2015 – Zócalo talks with Bunche Center’s Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon and others about stories they’d like to see.  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. For more information on the Bunche Center’s upcoming 2015 Hollywood Diversity […]

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The Washington Post Talks Fixing Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

The Washington Post Talks Fixing Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

    February 23, 2015 – Washington Post columnist Jena McGregor quotes Darnell Hunt, UCLA professor and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, in her article, “Fixing Hollywood’s Diversity Problem.”  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 […]

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2014 Lean Year for Women Film Directors

2014 Lean Year for Women Film Directors

February 22, 2015 — A new LA Times analysis shows that women directed only 4.6 percent of films released by the major Hollywood studios in 2014.  These numbers echo figures we’ve seen in recent years, which are examined in-depth in the Bunche Center’s 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script (February 25, 2015). To read the article, click HERE.  To […]

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Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report Cited in LA Times Op-Ed

Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report Cited in LA Times Op-Ed

  February 20, 2015 – The Los Angeles Times published an op-ed piece today by Jose Antonio Vargas and Janet Yang citing the lack of racial diversity, particularly of Latinos and Asians, in Hollywood.  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 […]

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