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Rebecca Sun

Senior Editor, Diversity & Inclusion

Rebecca Sun is Senior Editor of Diversity and Inclusion at The Hollywood Reporter, where she oversees equity and representation. She is an alumna of the Gold House A100 list of the most impactful APIs in culture, and her reporting has won both National Arts & Entertainment Journalism and Southern California Journalism awards from the Los Angeles Press Club as well as a GLAAD Media Award nomination. Sun began her career at Sports Illustrated. A native of the Bay Area, she earned a master’s degree in journalism from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in biology and English from Duke University.

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Racial and Gender Diversity in Theatrical Film Regresses to 2019 Levels (Study)

The regression from the so-called racial reckoning of 2020 can be seen in representation and inclusion in film as well, according to the latest UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report. This year, in separating employment data between theatrical and straight-to-streaming features, “the gains in diversity for theatrical releases melted away,” researchers found, noting that gender and racial […]

Daniel Radcliffe Moderates Trans and Nonbinary Youth Roundtable for The Trevor Project (Exclusive)

Daniel Radcliffe is continuing his allyship. As part of Sharing Space, a new video series from the nonprofit The Trevor Project that features roundtable conversations with LGBTQ youth moderated by adult allies, the Harry Potter alum is featured in the first episode, hosting a discussion with six transgender and nonbinary youth. The episode premieres on […]

Amazon Studios Teams With IllumiNative for Episodic Directors Program (Exclusive)

Amazon Studios has partnered with IllumiNative to create the IllumiNative Episodic Directors Program. Over the next year, the inaugural cohort of early- and mid-career Indigenous filmmakers will shadow directors on the upcoming second season of the streamer’s neo-Western series Outer Range, which includes an Indigenous character among its main cast. The participants will be paid […]

Macro Launches Multicultural Marketing Executive Pipeline Program With General Motors

Diverse content and products only go so far without the multicultural expertise to market them. As such, Macro has teamed with General Motors for a new five-month program designed to diversify the pipeline of executives in marketing, branding, public relations and communications. “It is a thrill and an honor to work with GM in creating […]

Film Independent Announces Inaugural Filmmakers for Imaginar Producers Residency (Exclusive)

Film Independent has unveiled the three filmmakers who will participate in its inaugural Imaginar Producers Residency, first announced in November. “The Imaginar Producers Residency is an innovative and holistic program that provides Latinx producers tailored support with the goal to help achieve long-term sustainability,” Film Independent director of artist development Angela C. Lee said in […]

Ludacris’ Media Company Inks Licensing Deals to Boost Black-Owned Businesses

When Karma’s World launched two years ago, series creator Chris “Ludacris” Bridges told The Hollywood Reporter he hoped the Netflix animated series would help build the confidence of the current generation of children. The show, which also features Bridges voicing the title character’s father, premiered its fourth season in September and centers on a talented […]

Culture Shift: Putting the Asian Achievements at the 2023 Oscars in Perspective

Culture Shift is THR‘s new newsletter dedicated to exploring and examining the current frontiers of inclusion in the media and entertainment industry. Each bimonthly edition will give subscribers the first look at stories centering the experiences of people from historically excluded backgrounds, as well as a compendium of other inclusion-themed coverage you might have missed. Expect a […]

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong Are Locked in a Blood Feud in ‘Beef’ Trailer

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong let their tempers spiral wildly out of control in the trailer for A24’s Beef. In the dark comedy series, Amy (Wong) is a wife and mother who seems to have it all, while Danny (Yeun) is a struggling contractor with downward fortunes, but both are miserable — as cued by […]

Hollywood Latino Leaders Form Visionary Alliance to Combat Disinformation in Media: “A Cancer Is Starting to Eat Up the Town” (Exclusive)

They’re the most disproportionately underrepresented demographic in Hollywood, an industry that makes its headquarters in a county where they comprise the plurality of the population. And even as other systemically marginalized groups make prominent and visible strides in pop culture, Latinos have remained caught in a cycle of development hell, with projects created by and […]

Creatives of Chinese and Indian Descent Triumph at 2023 Oscars

Because of the unimaginable-a-year-ago dominance of Everything Everywhere All at Once and the perception bias in which deviations from the norm appear more outsized than they actually are, the 2023 Oscars might be remembered as the most Asian Academy Awards yet. Winners of Asian descent — namely, of Chinese and Indian ethnicity — took home […]

Most Memorable Oscar Moments, From Jimmy Kimmel Mocking the Slap to Michelle Yeoh Making History

The 2023 Oscars were full of laughs, tears and cheers throughout the night from the presenters, winners, host and Hollywood audience. From host Jimmy Kimmel‘s slapgate jokes to Michelle Yeoh making history with her best actress win amid a big night for best picture Everything Everywhere All at Once, here are some of the night’s […]

Michelle Yeoh Is Oscars’ First Asian Best Actress Winner: “This is a Beacon of Hope and Possibilities”

In a four-decade career already marked by trailblazing and unprecedented achievement for female performers, Michelle Yeoh just notched a big one: becoming the first Asian woman to win the Academy Award for best actress. Yeoh’s Oscar-winning performance in A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once was the first time the Malaysia-born actress had been No. 1 […]