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.

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,

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