June 10, 2013 – Tyler Perry on why Hollywood lacks roles for Black actresses. Click Here.
June 6, 2013 — Huffington Post reports that a recent Cheerios commercial with a bi-racial family has sparked vitriolic comments on YouTube. General Mills, the parent company of Cheerios, stands by effort to present “…an American family,” by casting actors who reflect the country’s changing demographics. Click HERE for story.
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May 20, 2013 — Deadline Hollywood profiles the winners in last week’s television upfronts. Click Here.
May 15, 2013 — Aspire, a new cable television network targeting African Americans and owned by Magic Johnson, launches the talk show, Exhale. Click Here.
May 14, 2013 — TV By The Numbers reports Univision ranking higher than the Big Four networks. Click Here.
May 10, 2013 — Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt talks about findings from a recent study he conducted of diversity (or the lack thereof) among television staff writers. Click HERE for the Free Press Radio story and click player below for audio. [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/03viauqn79/hunt_free_press_radio_wga_study.mp3″]
May 8, 2013 — Amazon Studios development follows same old Hollywood deal making with established Hollywood players. Misses chance to diversify ranks by developing from posted scripts and video. Click HERE and HERE for the Los Angeles Times stories.
April 27, 2013 — Will the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is 94 percent white and 77 percent male, actually diversify its ranks? Click HERE for the Los Angeles Times story.
April 26, 2013 — Actress Kerry Washington discusses what she sees as the social significance of her leading role on ABC’s Scandal. Click HERE for the TV Guide story.
April 26, 2013 — Is traditional TV “toast?” If so, how might diversity behind and in front of the camera be affected? Click HERE to read about one industry insider’s view of TV’s future.
April 24, 2013 — Anxious to find new TV hits, networks focus on familiar faces during “pilot season.” Click HERE for Los Angeles Times story. The impact on diversity remains to be seen.
April 15, 2013 — The Jackie Robinson baseball bio pic “42” outdid expectations, claimed top spot in weekend domestic box office. Click HERE for the story.
April 15, 2013 — Jackie Robinson story is L.A. story as well. To read the L.A. Weekly commentary on “42,” Click HERE.
April 12, 2013 — Daily News reports Indian actors becoming mainstay on American TV. Click HERE.
April 8, 2013 – Bunche Director Darnell Hunt interviewed on Huffpost Live about a new Writers Guild of America–West report he authored showing female and minority television writers still lag behind their white male counterparts in employment.
March 26, 2013 — Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt presents 2013 Writers Guild of America, West television staffing brief. (Click HERE.)
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