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ViacomCBS Expands Emerging Directors Program to Two Years (Exclusive)

ViacomCBS has made a major expansion to its development program for TV directors from underrepresented backgrounds. The third annual ViewFinder Emerging Directors Program is doubling in length…

Universal Launches Animation Writers Program for Underrepresented Scribes

NBCUniversal has added another program to its suite of initiatives to develop underrepresented talent. The Universal Animation Writers Program has selected five scribes for its inaugural…

Film Independent Launches Amplifier Fellowship for Black Filmmakers

There is a new fellowship for Black artists looking to launch their filmmaking careers, courtesy of Film Independent. The Amplifier Fellowship awards each Fellow a $30,000 unrestricted cash…

In an Emmys First, Performers of Color Comprise at Least Half of Drama Lead Categories

As awards bodies continue to diversify their selections and there are fewer first-time breakthroughs to achieve, it becomes increasingly instructive to look at racial and ethnic diversity

Diverse Staffing Directories Get Centralized Website

As awareness grows of the need for greater inclusion behind the camera, more and more organizations have been assembling their own databases of BIPOC professionals eligible to be staffed on film and

Cannes Market to Launch impACT Program Focused on Diversity, Inclusion, Sustainability

For its 2021 edition, Cannes’ Marché du Film is launching a new industry showcase, called impACT, designed to improve “diversity, inclusion, representation, sustainability, responsible and…

Amid Push for Inclusion, Law Firms Face Pressure to Make Racial Progress: “Everyone Has to Be Part of the Effort”

Nina Shaw has long stood as a tireless trailblazer and beacon of hope for diverse representation in Hollywood, but 30-plus years ago, when she was trying to break into L.A.’s talent law…

Gold House Partners With NALIP to Launch #LatinxGoldOpen Theater Buyout Movement

When In the Heights premieres June 11, the Warner Bros. adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical is poised to become a long-awaited cultural touchstone for an underserved audience, and…

Asians and Pacific Islanders Account for Less Than 6 Percent of Speaking Roles in Hollywood Films, Study Finds

Asian and Pacific Islanders accounted for less than 6 percent of speaking roles and less than 4 percent of leads and co-leads in Hollywood films, according to a comprehensive new study from…

Insiders Call for Inclusive Change During Hair and Makeup Panel: “We Are Not Riding the Back of the Bus Any Longer”

So many virtual events these days open with video segments such as trailers, highlight reels or video testimonials that help introduce the forthcoming program. Tuesday afternoon’s “Hair and…