Race and Hollywood

UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

  September 26, 2016 – Bunche Center Director, Dr. Darnell Hunt, is featured in UCLA’s Optimists campaign highlighting the Bunche Center’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To read the latest report, CLICK HERE.

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The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

NOW AVAILABLE! 2016 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: BUSINE$$ AS USUAL? The Bunche Center released its third annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To DOWNLOAD the “2016 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Busine$$ as Usual,” CLICK HERE. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. […]

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Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of the Big and Small Screen

Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of the Big and Small Screen

July 21, 2016 – In two new webisodes by #FastForward, EBONY.com and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) talk with influential entertainment stakeholders about Hollywood’s diversity crisis. To read the article and view the webisodes, Click Here. As part of the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, the Center is collaborating with Hollywood industry players to produce the Hollywood Diversity […]

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Scott Blog Discusses Racial Exclusion in Hollywood – Then & Now

Scott Blog Discusses Racial Exclusion in Hollywood – Then & Now

(Photo: Shutterstock/Advocate.com)   January 28, 2016 – Ellen Scott, a UCLA Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, blogs that today’s Oscars controversy is nothing new. She examines a 1962 protest over racial exclusion in Hollywood where the concerns of blacks in the entertainment industry 54 years ago, are not unlike the concerns […]

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Oscar Noms Show Face of Hollywood Not the Face of America #Oscarsstillsowhite

Oscar Noms Show Face of Hollywood Not the Face of America #Oscarsstillsowhite

January 14, 2016 — After this morning’s announcement of the Academy Award nominations, there is a sequel to the #Oscarssowhite hashtag that trended last year – it’s #Oscarsstillsowhite. Once again, minorities have been excluded from the acting nominations and most of the other major categories for the 2016 Academy Awards. To read Variety’s article about the lack of diversity in the nominations, Click Here. To read […]

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Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar, Rips Hollywood on Lack of Diversity

Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar, Rips Hollywood on Lack of Diversity

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) November 16, 2015 – Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar, Rips Hollywood on Lack of Diversity. 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. To learn more about supporting this important research project and […]

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Variety Talks Diverse Appeal of New TV Shows

Variety Talks Diverse Appeal of New TV Shows

(Photo: ABC/Fox) October 8, 2015 – Variety article discusses concerted effort by TV networks to diversify shows in order to draw viewership that better reflects a changing America.  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. To learn more about […]

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Viola Davis Historic Emmy Win

Viola Davis Historic Emmy Win

Photo:  Getty Images/Mark Davis September 21, 2015 – Viola Davis made history last night as the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series.  She is the first in the award’s 67 year history. In her acceptance speech, Davis noted, “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.” To read […]

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Hunt Discusses Matt Damon Diversity Comments in Huffington Post While Diverse Films Continue to Win at Box Office

Hunt Discusses Matt Damon Diversity Comments in Huffington Post While Diverse Films Continue to Win at Box Office

September 16, 2015 – Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director, talks with the Huffington Post about Matt Damon’s recent comments about diversity in front of verses behind the camera. To read the article, Click Here. In an Associated Press article, Hunt discusses the recent box office success of “Straight Outta Compton,” ”War Room” and “The Perfect Guy” and how it shows […]

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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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