Hollywood diversity

Study: Liberal Hollywood Excludes Women, Minorities & LGBT People

A study released on Monday by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism finds that Hollywood’s problems with diversity are the result of the entire industry discriminating against women, minorities, and and the LGBT community.


Academy President to Old White Members: I’ve Asked ‘the Elephant in the Room to Leave’

At the annual Oscars nominee luncheon on Monday, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs highlighted the organization’s new rule changes as a positive step to combat the diversity controversy surrounding this year’s Academy Awards. Speaking of the new rules aimed at purging the voting rights of older, white Academy members to increase diversity, Isaacs said that she had asked “the elephant in the room” to “leave.”


Academy Members React to Diversity Push: ‘It’s F—ing Knee-Jerk Liberalism’

Longtime members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) are speaking out after the organizations’ Board of Governors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a dramatic overhaul of its voting rules and organizational structure in an effort to increase diversity at the Oscars and across the broader film industry.


GLAAD: LGBT TV Characters Not Black Enough

GLAAD’s annual “Where are We on TV” report for the 2015-2016 TV season finds that while LGBT character representation in TV is up, too many new gay and bisexual characters are white, and the transgender community and those living with HIV are underrepresented.


Academy Adding More Minority Members to Ensure Oscars are More Diverse

After facing pointed criticism for a perceived lack of racial and gender diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced a two-pronged strategy to ensure the awards selection process is more inclusive.


Disney’s Pixar Promises More ‘Diverse’ Characters

Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter announced during a press conference at Cannes Monday that the animation studio has plans to increase its representation of diverse characters on screen.


ACLU Wants Civil Rights Investigation of Hollywood Sexism

Major Hollywood film and TV studios have long been criticized for failing to create a level playing field for women. While insiders and studies have highlighted the entertainment industry’s one-sided hiring practices in recent months and years, now the complainants have found an ally.


Geena Davis Launches Women & Diversity Film Festival in Arkansas

Nestled away in the northwest corner of Arkansas, Bentonville, the predominately white, quiet home of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is currently the site of a four-day women and diversity film festival, which was co-founded by Hollywood actress Geena Davis.


GLAAD: Hollywood Unfairly Represents LGBT Characters

Hollywood’s major studios warmed to the idea of demonstrating white lesbian, gay, and bisexual characters on film last year, but completely ignored the transgender community in 2014, according to GLAAD’s third annual Studio Responsibility Index.