It came as little surprise that Samantha Bee’s new show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, has one of the most diverse writers rooms in television. A recent New York profile of Bee revealed that she and showrunner Jo Miller cast a wider hiring net for the specific purpose of finding diverse talent; the result is a…
No need to spend one more moment of your time wondering when the Coen brothers will offer their invaluable insight into the #OscarsSoWhite discussion.
As the Oscars D-word debate rages, Hollywood’s biggest stars are being forced to be enlightening. The latest takes come from Helen Mirren, who says this year’s Academy nominations “just so happened to be that way,” and Ethan Hawke, who supports an Oscars boycott.
Speaking at the Makers Conference earlier today, Halle Berry said that she was “heartbroken” over the continued lack of inclusion and diversity in Hollywood films. Berry, who made history in 2002 when she became the first woman of color to win an Oscar for a leading role, called Hollywood’s sameness the “elephant in…
The National Association of African-American Owned Media and Byron Allen, the comedian and CEO of Entertainment Studios, are suing both the FCC and Charter Communications for $10 billion, citing its “Jim Crow policies” of “racial discrimination in contracting for television channel carriage,” reports Deadline. This is…
The #OscarsSoWhite debate has made its way to the White House and, to no surprise, President Barack Obama thinks Hollywood could stand to be a tad more diverse.
Hollywood has just learned a new word: diversity! The movie business has always been massively white, but only recently, in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, has the Academy perked up and outlined plans for widespread changes designed to equalize its membership and voting process.
Following the Hollywood diversity conversation could, at this point, be a full-time job. For Paris Barclay, the head of the Directors Guild of America, it already kind of is—and he’s really tired of the lack of action.
When, at the Producer Guild Awards, Shonda Rhimes accepted the Norman Lear Award for Achievement in Television, she took ownership of her success in a way we scarcely see. “I’m going to be totally honest with you,” Rhimes told the audience, “I completely deserve this.”
Reese Witherspoon and Jim from The Office have added to the growing criticism about the Oscars’ lack of diversity.
George Clooney has jumped into the conversation surrounding the embarrassing lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar pool specifically as well as in Hollywood in general.
After expressing frustration over this year’s all white Oscar nominees, the Academy’s president Cheryl Boone Isaacs is making moves to try to diversify its membership.
Following Jada Pinkett Smith’s criticism of this year’s Oscars for the Academy’s failure to recognize films made by and featuring people of color, Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Day that he would not be attending the award show.
On Monday, actor Idris Elba will make his way to Westminster to address Parliament regarding the egregious lack of diversity on British television.
After revealing recently that the second season of Everlasting, the reality television show featured on UnREAL, would star a black man in the Bachelor-esque leading role, the producers of the show have now announced that B.J. Britt has been cast.
Elle’s 2016 Women in TV issue features three women of color on the cover, proving that when you actually put diversity onscreen, it ripples nicely into other arenas. Who woulda thought?
The push for diversity in film and TV has proved that people in Hollywood are clueless when it comes to explaining what diversity means to them and/or how it should be executed. Take, for example, the Nancy Drew series currently in development.
Wyatt Cenac, who’s starring in the upcoming TBS comedy People of Earth, has publicly put pressure on the network to diversity the show’s staff.
Matt Damon is gunning for an Oscar for his role in the extremely overrated film The Martian. As part of the song and dance for the Academy, he sat down for an interview to do some damage control regarding the dumb shit he’s said this year.
Was 2015 a good year for diversity in fashion magazines? Is it ever? The needle moves ever so sluggishly toward progression each year, but this wasn’t the best in terms of inclusion. Which is why Vogue insists that it’s on a mission to push forward.