People who make movies don’t always have the greatest esteem for people who critique them. And why would they—we suck! But it was still cool to hear that Brie Larson understands the struggles lowly, popcorn-covered film critics face, specifically those who are underrepresented in an industry that is startlingly white…
Variety recently gathered a panel of seven leading women directors—including Tracee Ellis Ross, Jodie Foster, and Helen Hunt—to highlight “women behind the camera” and talk about “the challenges they’ve faced” in Hollywood. Which is very cool—it’s just that Variety captured that meeting with a room full of men behind…
The luminous Sandra Oh has been doing smaller projects since her exit from Grey’s Anatomy four years ago, before suddenly appearing everywhere on posters for her new show, Killing Eve. The dramatic thriller was created by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and renewed for a second season before the first episode even…
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have announced that they’re adopting inclusion riders under their production company Pearl Street Films.
“I have two words to leave you with tonight,” Frances McDormand said while accepting her Academy Award for Best Actress last night. “Inclusion. Rider.”
GLAAD’s latest TV study found that LGBTQ characters will have a record high visibility this season, but that the majority of those characters are white and male.
Even as black creators and showrunners become more visible on TV, reports continue to confirm how much nearly every aspect of show production is still alarmingly white, including the writers rooms.
The Oscars So White tragedy of 2016 made Halle Berry feel like her historic best actress win “meant nothing,” according to Berry.
Even if you’re Thandie Newton, it’s hard to find work in the U.K. as a black actor. She specifically cites the abundance of period dramas that inherently shut out people of color.
Compared to last year’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon, a sea of whiteness, this year’s event was still a sea of whiteness, but with a few notable additions, Matt Damon-approved.
In a scene from John M. Stahl’s 1934 film Imitation of Life, a fair-skinned girl named Peola sits in a classroom, listening to her teacher read Little Women. Upon seeing her mother Delilah—a black housekeeper played by actress Louise Beavers—enter the room in search of her, Peola conceals her face with a book. “I’m…
Many of the films and TV shows that held our attention this year were centered around the black experience. Barry Jenkins’s elegant depiction of a black man’s love in Moonlight earned due praise, and several other prominent titles told black American stories: Fences, Hidden Figures, Loving. On television, the subtle…
When the teaser trailer for director Zhang Yimou’s new movie The Great Wall was released in late July, it stirred the controversy pot into a frothy boil that has spilled over onto Matt Damon’s complacency.
The Birth of a Nation failed to hit its desired $10 million mark at the box office this past weekend.
In a recent interview, director Tim Burton had some fun things to say about why his upcoming children’s movie has a mostly white cast.
In The Hollywood Reporter’s latest cover story, queens and close buds Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay discussed their upcoming work collaborations and I bet you’ll never guess what else they talked about. Guess.
In any discussions about diversity, people of color tend to bear the burden of the conversation when it should be the other way around. Black-ish creator and writer Kenya Barris was openly perturbed about this issue during a recent panel.
Ava DuVernay, director of Selma and the forthcoming television series Queen Sugar is now the first woman of color to direct a $100 million movie with the upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time.
After four seasons, the latest of which was stained with criticism, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s HBO series Project Greenlight has been canceled.