Race and Hollywood

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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LA Weekly Spotlights How Hollywood Excludes Female Filmmakers

LA Weekly Spotlights How Hollywood Excludes Female Filmmakers

May 1, 2015 – LA Weekly‘s Jessica P. Ogilvie examines how female filmmakers are shut out of the Hollywood industry.  To read the full article, CLICK HERE. Illustration by Darrick Rainey via LAWeekly.com   To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.  For previous posts about […]

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Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie

Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie

  April 27, 2015 – Native actors walk off of the set of an Adam Sandler movie over culturally insensitive script and demeaning treatment.  To read the full article, Click Here.   To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.  For previous posts […]

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National Urban League CEO Cites Bunche 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

National Urban League CEO Cites Bunche 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

April 27, 2015 – Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, current president and CEO of the National Urban League, cites 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report in article about on-screen diversity.  To read the full article, Click Here To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood […]

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Panel Talks Unconscious Discrimination in Hollywood

Panel Talks Unconscious Discrimination in Hollywood

April 22, 2015 – Producer Shonda Rhimes, actress Geena Davis, and producer Peter Paige among others, gathered to discuss industry stereotyping of women and minorities, and the negative impact it has on hiring practices in Hollywood.  The event was sponsored by Google, the Director’s Guild of America and the Writer’s Guild of America West. To read the full article, Click […]

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Shadow and Act Highlights Diversity in Upcoming Pilots and Series

Shadow and Act Highlights Diversity in Upcoming Pilots and Series

April 6, 2015 –  With 73 new pilots and series featuring Black actors, Shadow and Act breaks down the numbers.  To read the full article, Click Here.

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