Race and Hollywood

Hunt on Minority Snub at 2015 Oscars

Hunt on Minority Snub at 2015 Oscars

January 16, 2015 — Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt was featured in a number of stories about the exclusion of minorities from major category nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards.  Indeed, there were no minority actors nominated for the 20 acting award slots, only the second time this has happened since 1998.  And despite being released to critical acclaim, Director Ava […]

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Race and Hollywood: ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat Looks at Asian American Family Life

Race and Hollywood:  ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat Looks at Asian American Family Life

The Los Angeles Times talks with producers and cast of “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC’s midseason series about  an Asian American family.  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 Project, Click Here.  

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Price Discusses Economies of Enjoyment and Terror in Django Unchained and 12 Years A Slave

Price Discusses Economies of Enjoyment and Terror in Django Unchained and 12 Years A Slave

Zachary Price, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Assistant Researcher in the UCLA Department of African American Studies, recently published an article in The Postcolonialist about the “Economies of Enjoyment and Terror in Django Unchained and 12 Years a Slave.”  Price previously served as Assistant Researcher at the Bunche Center and was a member of the Center’s Race and Hollywood Project research team. To […]

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The Black List – 10 Years Promoting Unproduced Screenplays

The Black List – 10 Years Promoting Unproduced Screenplays

   (Photo: Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times) December 15, 2014 – Franklin Leonard’s Black List, now a Hollywood institution, marks its 10th year calling attention to strong, unproduced screenplays. The Black List developed a new way for writers to find success. To read the full story in the Los Angeles Times, Click Here.   For background information about the Bunche […]

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Race and Hollywood: Selma Nominated for Golden Globes

Race and Hollywood:  Selma Nominated for Golden Globes

December 11, 2014 – Selma makes history,  nabs Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor – Drama, and Best Song.  To read the full story, 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. […]

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Race and Hollywood: Why Are There No Women in Late-Night?

Race and Hollywood:  Why Are There No Women in Late-Night?

(Photo:  Moviefone.com) December 8, 21014 – Movefone blogger and columnist Gary Susman explores the reasons behind the lack of women as late-night talk show hosts. 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 Project, Click Here.  

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