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Doing the Math: International Talent Dominated the 2023 Oscars

Critics can debate just how diverse the 2023 Oscars really were. Alongside a record number of winners of ethnically Chinese and Indian descent — including Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, director-screenwriter Daniel Kwan and producer Jonathan Wang for Everything Everywhere All at Once, and a best song trophy for “Naatu Naatu” composer M.M. Keeravaani and lyricist […]

Ming-Na Wen, Tati Gabrielle Among CAPE’s Inaugural Radiance Honorees

Actresses Ming-Na Wen and Tati Gabrielle, along with Partner Track showrunner Georgia Lee and Everything Everywhere All at Once costume designer Shirley Kurata, are among those being honored by the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment as part of its new Radiance event. Hosted by CAPE, the non-profit that has spent more than 30 years […]

Television Academy Reports 75 Percent of Its Membership Is White

Nearly 75 percent (74.9 percent, to be precise) of the Television Academy’s membership is white — or at least the two-thirds (67.4 percent) of its 20,583 members who responded to the organization’s call to update their demographic information in the online database. The data collection is part of the Academy’s ongoing efforts to work on […]

Movies Starring Women of Color Hit 16-Year High in 2022, Study Finds

The latest Hollywood diversity study actually has some positive news to report: Popular movies starring women of color hit a 16-year high in 2022, according to USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. The research group’s annual breakdown of the demographics of movie leads has added the latest yearly batch of 100 domestic top-grossing films, making “Inequality Across […]

AMPAS’ Jeanell English on Implementing Inclusion Standards: “The Action of the Filmmaking Community is What’s Really Driving Change”

For the past two awards cycles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has implemented a “soft rollout” of its representation and inclusion standards, collecting demographic information about the participants in front of and behind the camera for all Oscar best picture submissions before next season, when films must meet a minimum of diversity benchmarks — for […]

“We Don’t All Fit Neatly Inside a Box”: How Latin Execs Across Studios Are Fighting for More Representation

Once a month, Tanya Saracho’s Ojalá Production’s headquarters in Los Angeles transforms into a safe circle of trust for the Latina Squad — where more than 80 Latin American executives gather to recommend projects and up-and-comers to their Hollywood peers whose companies may be a better fit. The uber-connected Latina Squad may seem like a […]

Inevitable Foundation Reveals Inaugural Elevate Collective Cohort, Caring Across Generations Care Award Recipient (Exclusive)

Inevitable Foundation has announced its inaugural five-person cohort for its newly launched Elevate Collective as well as its 2022 Caring Across Generations Care Award recipient. Keisha Zollar, Gisselle Legere, Sheridan O’Donnell, Jenn Lloyd and Brett Maline have been selected as the winter 2022 cohort for Elevate, a program designed to support mid- and upper-level disabled writers with mentorship, coaching […]