Race and Hollywood

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 3, 2015 – AOL’s Latino Voices reports on findings in the Hollywood Diversity Report […]

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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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Hunt Discusses How Success of ‘Empire’ and ‘Black-ish’ Have Helped Make Diversity a New TV Watchword

Hunt Discusses How Success of ‘Empire’ and ‘Black-ish’ Have Helped Make Diversity a New TV Watchword

  February 2, 2015 – Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt talks to the Los Angeles Times about how diversity has become a television watchword with the success of ‘Empire’ and other shows with diverse casts and creators.  To read the full article, Click Here.   Also, Tanya Kersey, executive director of the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), dicusses how Hollywood is […]

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