Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series Master of None managed to pull off what Hollywood considers a miraculous task: a successful show featuring a cast and crew that reflects the real world. Aziz used his Peabody Awards speech on Saturday to take a few shots at the establishment on the issue of diversity.
The new president of CBS entertainment is doing some damage control regarding the network’s new slate of shows, which skew heavily white and male.
The blazing circus tent fire that has become the upcoming Nina Simone biopic will hopefully go down in history for teaching us a number of valuable lessons, like don’t put anyone in anything that might even resemble blackface. Perhaps the clearest takeaway, however, is the importance of those of us who are not…
Whenever I see a kid pop up in a film or TV show I’m watching, I’m usually like, “Whoa, kid, get off my screen.” Because most children are terrible actors. They don’t understand the craft.
When we talk about the upcoming Nina Simone biopic, it feels that two different conversations are taking place: One amongst those who understand how an undercurrent of anti-black racism allowed this to happen, and those who do not.
It looks like the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana is really happening. For real. Like, they’re actually going through with this.
Gods of Egypt, a movie starring a bunch of white actors as Egyptians, is likely to be a box office flop this weekend, according to estimates.
As the Oscars approach, a number of actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and cinematographers who aren’t straight white men spoke to the New York Times about their professional experiences, giving us a clearer picture of the iceberg of Hollywood racism and sexism, of which we only see a fraction onscreen.
Finally, we have a black woman running a major network. Channing Dungey has been promoted to replace Paul Lee as head of ABC entertainment, making her the first black person in such a position.
If you’ve managed to continue circulating air in and out of your lungs for the past year or so, you’re aware that Ryan Reynolds is starring in a humble film adaptation of a superhero comic book called Deadpool.
The D-word became a topic of debate on Thursday at the Berlin International Film Festival, where jury president Meryl Streep commented on the seven-member jury panel being all white.
Prediction: When Leonardo DiCaprio wins a naked little Oscar trophy for best actor this year, the camera will pan to Kate Winslet. Her hands will be clasped together under her chin. A tiny iceberg-shaped tear will descend rapidly from her cheek.
Hollywood is getting better at casting more female leads, according to a new study, but it’s mostly white women in said roles. The report also found that—strangely—female directors are more prone to hiring women than are their male counterparts.
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.
Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu has landed a starring role in the independent film, You and Me Both.
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.