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 in the TV industry: women, minority and older writers and their television staffing statistics. The panel discussion will be hosted by The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and will be held on August 21st, 2013 at 6pm in Beverly Hills. Seating is limited. To RSVP to the event, Click Here.
The event will also feature an award presentation to Cheryl Boone Issacs, the newly elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Boone Issacs is the first African American to hold the post.
For background information on the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.