July 16, 2014 – With writer-producer Shonda Rhimes’ “Scandal” hitting big, ABC has decided to embrace diversity, rolling out at least four shows, including Cristela, Fresh Off the Boat, Black-ish and American Crime, all featuring racial humor and/or politics. At ABC’s presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Paul Lee, ABC’s entertainment president, discussed the […]
Race and Hollywood
July 10, 2014 – Last year, Scandal’s Kerry Washington was poised to make history if she won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Washington and other well-respected African American actors such as Don Cheadle and Alfre Woodard, vied for an Emmy win. But unfortunately, the actors and viewers were disappointed when the 65th annual Emmy Awards, which were supposed […]
June 26, 2014 – Target Market News reports on a new study released by Horowitz Associates which reveals that multicultural TV audiences want to see more authentically relevant content. To read more, 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. To learn […]
On June 21, 2014, the Bunche Center’s 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report was featured at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in New York. Sponsored by the Time Warner Foundation, the panel titled “Hollywood Diversity Report” began with a presentation of the 2014 report’s findings by Dr. Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director, and was followed by a panel discussion exploring the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in […]
June 10, 2014 – As Emmy voting begins, Darnell Hunt, sociology professor and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, who each year leads a team to author the Hollywood Diversity Report, comments in Variety on the diversity in this year’s primetime line up. To read more, Click Here. For background information on the […]
In an interview, actor Taye Diggs comments on the Hollywood studio system process for deciding whether to do black films or their sequels. To read more, Click Here. For background information on the Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.