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Lucy Liu Talks Diversity at the Hollywood Walk of Fame
“I just wanted to act. I didn’t see any difference between myself and the mainstream world I lived in.”
Casting Director Says LGBTQ and Other Diverse Characters Are Coming
“You’re gonna see even more new faces.”
The Grammys Are Trying to Bring Inclusion Riders to the Music Industry
The power of Frances McDormand only grows.
Recording Academy Invites 900 Women and People of Color to Vote for Grammys
The nominations committees are now also majority female.
Natasha Rothwell Says
Saturday Night Live
Is ‘Hyperaware’ of Diversity Problem
“The true evidence of diversity on that show will be longevity.”
couldn't help but wonder
Sarah Jessica Parker Says
Sex And The City’s
Lack of Diversity Seems ‘Tone-Deaf’
Unlike Samantha Jones, the show has not aged well.
New Study Finds That Only 4.8% of TV Writers Are Black
A new study by a UCLA professor has resulted in some stunning proof that television still has a long, long way to go when it comes to diverse […]
The Search for
In 1951, Anna May Wong was TV’s first Asian-American leading actor. And then her groundbreaking show disappeared.
Crew Believe Lack of Diversity Contributed to Stuntwoman’s Death
“The producers put pressure to have somebody of the same sex and ethnicity in a position she wasn’t qualified to be in.”
Marvel VP of Sales Says Fans Seem Uninterested in Diversity or Female Characters
“What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there.”
Aaron Sorkin Says That He Is, in Fact, Aware of Hollywood’s Diversity Problem
He would like you to know that he’s known about Hollywood’s lack of parity before last weekend.
lowering the veil
Aaron Sorkin Reportedly Surprised to Learn Hollywood’s Diversity Problem Exists
“Are you saying that women and minorities have a more difficult time getting their stuff read than white men?”
Julie Andrews’s New Netflix Show Might Be the Most Diverse Children’s Show Ever
VIDEO: It’s incredible to see.
Thandie Newton Says There Aren’t Good Roles for People of Color in the U.K.
“I can’t do
, can’t be in
, can’t be in
Call the Midwife
Recording Academy President Says Grammys ‘Don’t Have a Race Problem’
He also claims Kanye didn’t perform because of “medical concerns.”
’ Lack of Representation: A Tumblr
Connecticut is rough.
Producer Effie Brown Breaks Down How Shame and Money Lead to More Diversity
“Our weapon is our voice and our bullets are our dollars.”
Oyelowo: People of Color ‘Expunged’ From History
“That’s not diversity.”
8 Takeaways From a Remarkably Diverse Emmys Ceremony
In the last two years, actors of color have won as many Emmys as they had won in the decade before.
Michelle Obama Explains Why Representation in Pop Culture Matters
“For so many people, television and movies may be the only way they understand people who aren’t like them.”
Kubo and the Two Strings
Director Addresses Whitewashing Controversy
“We’re basically color-blind in terms of how we cast our films.”
FX CEO John Landgraf Explains Why Networks Should Take a ‘Quantum’ […]
Back in November, Variety published a breakdown exploring diversity in TV directing jobs at ten networks, and even though all the networks were […]
Nate Parker Starts Sundance Fellowship for Directors of Color
He was also given the Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award.
Creator Kenya Barris Is ‘So Tired of Talking About Diversity’
“I will be so happy when diversity is not a word.”
Breaking Down the Diversity of the 2016 Emmy Nominations
It’s better than last year, and way better than 2014.
John Cena Values Diversity in His U.S. of A
John Cena has a special Fourth of July message for you.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Thinks This Year’s ‘Amazingly Diverse’ Tonys Was a Fluke
“We lucked into one of the most extraordinarily diverse seasons we’ve ever seen in the history of Broadway.”
‘The Nightly Show’s Robin Thede Calls for Writers’ Room Diversity: ‘We […]
The Nightly Show writer and performer Robin Thede has an excellent Lenny Letter essay out this week called “On Making the TV Writers’ Rooms […]
Steven Moffat Confirms He Tried to Cast a Black Doctor on
“I certainly don’t think there’s ever been a problem with making the Doctor black, which is why it should happen one day.”
Priyanka Chopra Wants to Be the Next James Bond
Watch out, Idris.
Analysis of Diversity in Writing for TV and Film
A “mixture of slow, forward progress, stalls and reversals.”
Report Shows Diverse Films Do Better Worldwide
Surprise, surprise: Diverse audiences like seeing diverse casts.
Quincy Jones Will Address Diversity With the Academy’s Board of Governors
Jones promises to stick to the script on the telecast.
Absurd Tales From Hollywood’s Diversity Battles
’ long look at Hollywood’s peculiar inclusionary efforts.
New Study Confirms Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity
A USC study found an “epidemic of invisibility” for women and people of color.
Sylvester Stallone Considered Boycotting This Year’s Oscars Ceremony
“I really do owe everything to [Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan].”
Ryan Murphy Commits to Hiring More Directors Who Aren’t Straight White Guys
Murphy has committed to filling half the director slots on his shows with women and minorities.
Danny Glover Suggests We Get Rid of Awards Shows
“The Academy has been what it has been since the outset.”
Lena Dunham on #OscarsSoWhite: ‘We Have a Serious Problem’
“It’s simply a fallacy.”
Ava DuVernay on Diversity: ‘I Hate That Word’
She told the
that the D word is “medicinal” and that it “has no emotional resonance.”
Stewart on Gender Bias: ‘Do Something’ [Updated]
Ian McKellen on #OscarsSoWhite: Gay Actors Are Also ‘Disregarded’
“What about giving me [an Oscar] for playing a straight man?”
Spike Lee on Rampling, Caine, and Oscar Politics
“Charlotte Rampling and Stacey Dash need to hang out. And they need to go with God. Both of them.”
Matt Damon Talks About the Oscars and Diversity
Hollywood has “a long, long, long way to go.”
Aziz Ansari Calls Out ‘The Late Show’s Lack of Diversity: ‘There Are a Lot […]
Here’s a clip from Aziz Ansari’s visit to last night’s Late Show, where he gives Stephen Colbert a perfect double serving of awkwardness – […]
George Lucas Gives USC a $10 Million Endowment for Black and Latino Students
From the George Lucas Family Foundation.
Effie Brown Talks
, Matt Damon
“Ben is down.”
Liu on Diversity: A Closed Mouth Doesn’t Get Fed
“You’re going to hear a No a lot in your life and that’s just what it is. … So you always have to ask the question.”
The Diversity of Late Night Guests Isn’t Much Better Than the Diversity of […]
In February 2014, Jay Leno stepped down from The Tonight Show on NBC. Two months later, Letterman announced he would retire from CBS’s Late […]
Why Is Diversity Still Such an Issue at Places Like UCB?
It’s by no means a new topic in the comedy community, but after the 90% male, 100% white writing staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert […]