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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. For this year’s study, in separating employment data between theatrical and straight-to-streaming features released in 2022, “the gains in diversity for theatrical releases melted away,” researchers found, […]

Study: Diversity in TV Casting Increasing, More Lead Roles for Women

Diversity in television casts has continued to improve, and women now make up a major portion of lead roles in broadcast, cable and digital series — but that may not remain the case. This year’s Hollywood Diversity Report — now being published via UCLA’s newly structured Entertainment and Media Research Initiative — shows that there […]

Big Ten Votes to Add USC, UCLA as Members Starting in 2024

In a surprising and seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024. The expansion to 16 teams will happen after the Pac-12’s current media rights contracts with Fox and ESPN expire and make the Big Ten the first conference to stretch […]