Last night I attended the unboxing of the UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report 2018, and I was astounded by the data that professor Darnell Hunt presented to a packed house at the UCLA Luskin Center. The two featured women-writer,director, producers, Felicia Henderson and Gina Prince-Bythewood were also perplexed with the record-breaking numbers that Black Panther is putting up. They expected that there would be some happier news and numbers coming from the report.
According to the “2018 Hollywood Diversity Report” from #UCLA, Latinx actors made up a meager 2.1% of movie roles in 2016, while Asian & “Mixed” actors appeared MORE on screen. Latinos are the largest minority in the US and are #1 in movie attendance. It’s a perplexing calamity. pic.twitter.com/YKdbhgdC57
— Jack Rico (@JackRicofficial) February 28, 2018
The data and analytics you’ll see in this vlog show that the title of this years report is “Five Years Of Progress & Missed Opportunities” illustrate the high’s and lows between 2013 and now, are a little puzzling. No doubt next years report will show a significant spike in diversity gains with Black Panther, but as one the featured speakers of last night events Felicia Henderson said ” We need a movement, not a moment”. Let’s see if there’s a bump from Black Panther, or another missed opportunity to move the needle.
‘Black Panther’ success amplifies findings of UCLA’s Hollywood Diversity Report
Still, overall progress toward parity remains slow for women and people of color,
A UCLA sociologist’s annual report on Hollywood diversity argues that movies and TV shows with diverse casts and creators pay off for the industry’s bottom line. https://t.co/nVm9a8pmOD
— NPR (@NPR) February 28, 2018
UCLA Report: Hollywood diversity shows some gains, but falls short in most areas https://t.co/809KFBUKNq
— Variety (@Variety) February 27, 2018
Yes 2 #WakandaForever But Hollywood has a long way to go
Latest UCLA diversity report signals little improvement in Hollywood movies and TV https://t.co/kOZP5HFvAI@nhbureau. @DerrickNAACP. @NNPA_BlackPress. @JoyAnnReid. @rolandsmartin.
‘Black Panther’ proves that diversity sells, but is Hollywood buying it?
— NAACP (@NAACP) February 27, 2018
“UCLA’s “Hollywood Diversity Report 2018,” is the fifth in an annual series examining relationships between… https://t.co/HOFQfrujuP
— WomenOccupyHollywood (@WomenOccupyHwd) February 28, 2018
The latest UCLA Diversity Report is out. Here are some film results (2016 was surveyed) –
Women leads: 31.2%
Women directors: 6.9%
Women writers: 13.8%
POC leads: 13.9%
— Tre’vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) February 27, 2018
New study finds diverse audiences drive blockbusters
Just as “Black Panther” is setting records at the box office…read more
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