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Guest Column: Hollywood Is Failing Disabled Screenwriters With the “Consultant Trap”

Erica, a 32 year-old screenwriter, has worked on eight Hollywood films and TV shows over the past 10 years, providing notes, advice and ideas for each project. Her creative collaborators would tell

79 Percent Say More On-Screen Diversity Is Needed in Film/TV, ViacomCBS Study Finds

Only half of people globally are satisfied with the level of representation they see in TV shows and movies, and 79 percent say more diversity is needed on screens, ViacomCBS, the entertainment…

People of the Global Majority Finally Overindexed on Broadcast Scripted Series in 2019-20: Study

For the first time in the eight-year history of UCLA’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report, people of the global majority overindexed onscreen (43.4 percent) on broadcast scripted TV compared to…

Sundance Institute Launches New Fellowship for Transgender Storytellers of the Global Majority

The Sundance Institute has unveiled a new intensive focused on transgender filmmakers of color to add to its suite of development programs for historically excluded artists. The inaugural…

Greta Lee on Tackling Racism and Anti-Asian Hate in ‘The Morning Show’s’ COVID-Era Season 2

[This story contains spoilers from the fifth episode of the second season of Apple’s The Morning Show, “Ghosts.”] Stella Bak is a boss, Greta Lee wants everyone to know. And, she’s really good…

The Irony of Being Invisible During National Hispanic Heritage Month (Guest Column)

It’s the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, when after 31 days of celebrating the contributions people like me make to the United States of America, everyone — from clothing stores and colleges…

Shudder Unveils Creepy Trailer for Anthology Film ‘Horror Noire’

In 2019 Shudder taught audiences the history, themes and tropes behind Black representation and inclusion in the horror genre with the Xavier Burgin-directed documentary Horror Noire: A History of Bla…

WarnerMedia’s 2020-21 Equity and Inclusion Report Reveals 39 Percent of U.S. Workforce Are People of the Global Majority

WarnerMedia has released its 2020-21 equity and inclusion report, which updates the company’s demographic data and offers a variety of snapshots of the diverse (in multiple senses of the…

Array, Google Award $500K Feature Film Grant to Alika Maikau (Exclusive)

Array and Google have found the first recipient of their $500,000 Feature Film Grant in Hawaiian filmmaker Alika Maikau. The award, fittingly (and coincidentally) announced on Indigenous…

Geena Davis Institute Expands Spellcheck for Bias Partnership With NBCU to Analyze Black and AAPI Representation

After a successful pilot run analyzing Latino representation, NBCUniversal and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media are expanding their Spellcheck for Bias partnership to cover how Black…

Urbanworld Foundation Taps Christine L. Mendoza as Executive Director

A day after Urbanworld Film Festival director and head of programming Gabrielle Glore bid farewell to the organization to focus on producing, the organization has announced a new…

Urbanworld Film Festival Director Bids Farewell After 18 Years (Guest Column)

The Urbanworld Film Festival concluded its 25th annual edition on Sunday, a fitting milestone for its longtime festival director and head of programming Gabrielle Glore to turn the page on her own car…