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DGA SAYS TV PRODUCERS PLEDGE DIVERSITY BUT DON’T PRACTICE IT

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Directors Guild of America has accused television networks and producers of paying lip service to the idea of racial and gender diversity in the hiring of directors but by and large failing to do so in practice. According to results of a DGA survey released on Wednesday, during the 2010-11 season, white males directed […]

DIVERSITY STALLS IN TV WRITERS’ ROOMS

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite Hollywood’s frequent boasts that it is encouraging diversity in the writers’ rooms at TV production companies and networks, little progress has in fact taken place in recent years, and in many cases, appears to have fallen backwards, according to a study released Thursday by the Writers Guild of America. The study, “Hollywood Writers Report: […]

WHAT HAPPENED TO DIVERSITY AT OSCARS?

January 27, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Despite the fact that last year’s Oscars presentations featured several non-white and female nominees, this year’s list of top nominees conspicuously excludes them. While last year’s winner for best film went to The Hurt Locker, which was co-produced by Kathryn Bigelow, who also won a best director Oscar for the film, not one woman was […]

BLACK JOURNALISTS DECRY ALL-WHITE PRIMETIME ON CNN, MSNBC

June 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Black Journalists on Friday lashed out at CNN for its decision to replace Campbell Brown in the 8:00 p.m. time slot with two white co-hosts, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer. “The company missed another opportunity to place a person of color in prime time,” NABJ said in a statement. “Are you […]