Race and Hollywood

Race and Hollywood: SNL Promotes Jones to Regular Cast Member

Race and Hollywood:  SNL Promotes Jones to Regular Cast Member

October 21, 2014 – After last year’s much publicized search by Saturday Night Live for a new black woman cast member, Leslie  Jones, (as well as LaKendra Tookes), was added to SNL’s writing staff.  Jones has now been moved from the writers’ room and upped to a regular cast member.  To read the article, Click Here. To learn more about our Hollywood Diversity […]

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Our Weekly Cites Hollywood Diversity Report

Our Weekly Cites Hollywood Diversity Report

October 13, 2014 – Our Weekly cites the Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report* in an article addressing the efforts of Black self-determination in Hollywood. (Photo Credit:  Our Weekly)  Please consider a gift in support of our crowdfunding project to fund the research of the Hollywood Diversity Report – http://bit.ly/BuncheHDR – Help us #ChangeTheNarrative in Hollywood and show #DiversityMatters. Spread the Word The […]

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Hollywood Hasn’t Kept Up!

Hollywood Hasn’t Kept Up!

“The fact is that America is becoming more and more diverse, but the Hollywood industry hasn’t kept up,” – Darnell Hunt, Los Angeles Times, 2014      Please consider a gift in support of our crowdfunding project Help us #ChangeTheNarrative in Hollywood! #DiversityMatters Spread the Word Join us as we #changethenarrative in Hollywood! Support the Hollywood Diversity Report, the only […]

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Support the Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report – #ChangeTheNarrative

Support the Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report – #ChangeTheNarrative

#ChangeTheNarrative! Tell Hollywood that #DiversityMatters. Please donate at https://spark.ucla.edu/hollywood.   Thank you for your support! Launched @BuncheUCLA’s Hollywood Diversity Report Crowdfunding Campaign http://t.co/FqD5HKoxog 4 your support! http://t.co/hyqau1B3VA — UCLA Bunche Center (@BuncheUCLA) October 2, 2014

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Change Starts Today – The Hollywood Diversity Report Crowdfunding Campaign!

Change Starts Today – The Hollywood Diversity Report Crowdfunding Campaign!

The UCLA Bunche Center Crowdfunding Campaign for the Hollywood Diversity Report is LIVE! CHANGE STARTS TODAY!   Spread the Word Join us as we #changethenarrative in Hollywood! Support the Hollywood Diversity Report, the only comprehensive research analysis of diversity in film and television. The report identifies and shares best practices for increasing the pipeline of underrepresented groups in the entertainment […]

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Hunt Discusses Blackish on NPR

Hunt Discusses Blackish on NPR

 (Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC) September 24, 2014 –  Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR’s Code Switch team talks with Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about  how black families have been portrayed on television sitcoms.  To listen to the story, ClickHere. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, […]

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