Race and Hollywood

Hunt Talks with Daily Beast about Hip Hop Dramas and What They Say About America

Hunt Talks with Daily Beast about Hip Hop Dramas and What They Say About America

  May 19, 2015 – With Fox’s Empire the surprise hit of the season, television networks are rushing to put their own hip-hop dramas into production. Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt talks with The Daily Beast about these new dramas and the demographics propelling their success.   To read the full article, Click Here. To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping […]

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LA Weekly Spotlights How Hollywood Excludes Female Filmmakers

LA Weekly Spotlights How Hollywood Excludes Female Filmmakers

May 1, 2015 – LA Weekly‘s Jessica P. Ogilvie examines how female filmmakers are shut out of the Hollywood industry.  To read the full article, CLICK HERE. Illustration by Darrick Rainey via LAWeekly.com   To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.  For previous posts about […]

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Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie

Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie

  April 27, 2015 – Native actors walk off of the set of an Adam Sandler movie over culturally insensitive script and demeaning treatment.  To read the full article, Click Here.   To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.  For previous posts […]

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National Urban League CEO Cites Bunche 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

National Urban League CEO Cites Bunche 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

April 27, 2015 – Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, current president and CEO of the National Urban League, cites 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report in article about on-screen diversity.  To read the full article, Click Here To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood […]

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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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Shadow and Act Highlights Diversity in Upcoming Pilots and Series

Shadow and Act Highlights Diversity in Upcoming Pilots and Series

April 6, 2015 –  With 73 new pilots and series featuring Black actors, Shadow and Act breaks down the numbers.  To read the full article, Click Here.

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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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