Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report Featured at 2014 ABFF in NYC

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ABFF 2014On June 21, 2014, the Bunche Center’s 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report was featured at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in New York.  Sponsored by the Time Warner Foundation, the panel titled “Hollywood Diversity Report” began with a presentation of the 2014 report’s findings by Dr. Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director, and was followed by a panel discussion exploring the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in the film and television industry.  In addition to Dr. Hunt, invited panelists included screenwriter Jenny Lumet (Rachel’s Getting Married) and Tambay Obenson, CEO/Film Critic, ShadowandAct.com.  The panel was moderated by CNN’s Don Lemon.  The event took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W.18th Street (Main Stage – 1st Floor).

For more information about the American Black Film Festival, CLICK HERE.  To download a copy of the Bunche Center’s “2014 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Making Sense of the Disconnect,” CLICK HERE.

The 2014 report is the first in a series of studies by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA to explore the relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry.  For more information about the 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report, CLICK HERE.  For more information about the Hollywood Advancement Project, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about supporting this important research project and its annual diversity report, please contact Chia Yen, Executive Director of Development, UCLA Institute of American Cultures at cyen@support.ucla.edu or  310.206.6872.  To learn more about how to support the Bunche Center, you may also visit https://giving.ucla.edu/bunche.