Race and Hollywood

Race and Hollywood: Fox Declines to Re-Shoot Racially Insensitive Scene in Seth MacFarlane Comedy

Race and Hollywood:  Fox Declines to Re-Shoot Racially Insensitive Scene in Seth MacFarlane Comedy

Fox declined a suggestion by the Media Action Network for Asian Americans’ that they re-shoot the Seth MacFarlane Dads pilot in order to remove the scene it finds most offensive.  In the scene, a character dresses up in sexy Asian schoolgirl costume and giggles demurely to please Chinese businessmen.   MacFarlane, creator of the controversial animated comedy on Fox, Family Guy, […]

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Race and Hollywood: “The State of Black Hollywood” Panel Discussion

Race and Hollywood:  “The State of Black Hollywood” Panel Discussion

Darnell Hunt, a professor of sociology and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, will serve as moderator for a featured panel discussion, “The State of Black Hollywood.”  Hunt is author of the 2013 TV Staffing Brief (read the full report here), which came out earlier this year and highlights three traditionally underemployed groups […]

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Race and Hollywood: Fruitvale Station and Hollywood Narratives about Race

Race and Hollywood:  Fruitvale Station and Hollywood Narratives about Race

Salon.com article about Fruitvale Station and the counterpoint it offers to Hollywood’s usual narrative about race.  To read the article, Click Here.  For background information on the The Bunche Center Race and Hollywood Project, Click HERE.     (pictured – Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler)

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Race and Hollywood: Washington and Cheadle Discuss Race

Race and Hollywood:  Washington and Cheadle Discuss Race

Actors Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Don Cheadle (Iron Man, House of Lies) discuss race in Variety‘s “Primetime Emmy” series.  To read the article, Click HERE.  For background information on the Bunche Center’s  Race and Hollywood Project, Click HERE.

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Race and Hollywood: DGA Elects 1st African-American, Openly Gay, President

Race and Hollywood:  DGA Elects 1st African-American, Openly Gay, President

The Directors Guild of America elected Emmy Award winner Paris Barclay as president of the organization.  Barclay is the union’s first African-American, and first openly gay president.  To read more, Click Here.  For background information on the Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.

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Race and Hollywood: Tyler Perry Shows on OWN Under High-Profile Scrutiny

Race and Hollywood:  Tyler Perry Shows on OWN Under High-Profile Scrutiny

June 18, 2013 – Amidst the criticisms, Tyler Perry’s new OWN shows fall in the ratings.  Click Here.  For background information on the Race and Hollywood Project, Click HERE.”    

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Race and Hollywood: Dust Up Over Devious Maids

Race and Hollywood:  Dust Up Over Devious Maids

June 11, 2013 – Los Angeles Times article addresses controversy over new Marc Cherry Show, Devious Maids, based on a Spanish-language soap opera.  Click HERE. For background information on the Race and Hollywood Project, Click HERE.

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Race and Hollywood Project Archive

Race and Hollywood Project Archive

UPDATE 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.  […]

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Race and Hollywood Project: Background

The Hollywood entertainment industry is clearly big business.  In 2010, domestic box office figures topped $10 billion, while 2011 television ad revenue was expected to reach a record $68 billion.  But Hollywood is about more than just entertainment and sales.  Its images also reflect back to the people a sense of who they are, who they aren’t, and who they hope to be, […]

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