2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival NYC

  • November 8th, 2012

Inclusion in the Arts is co-presenting two films at the 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.  Mention “Inclusion in the Arts” and receive a 20% discount on tickets when you call 212-769-5200! Purchase tickets now to the world premieres of KEEP ME UPRIGHT (TIENS MOI DROITE) on…

GLAAD released its annual Where We Are on TV report

  • October 5th, 2012

  GLAAD released its annual Where We Are on TV report; a comprehensive review of scripted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) primetime characters in the upcoming 2012-2013 television season.  Click here to see the full report and a slideshow of TV’s LGBT characters. GLAAD found that after a decrease last year, the number of…

“Post-Diversity? No. Even With a Black President”

  • October 3rd, 2012

George Alexander at the Huffington Post explores diversity in television and media: Underscoring the case for more diversity is the growing purchasing power of minority consumers. As the largest minority group in the U.S., black consumer purchasing power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to a 2012 Nielsen study. The Hispanic market,…

Motion Picture Academy makes strides on diversity with new members

  • July 2nd, 2012

By Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times Earlier this year, when I wrote a story about the under-the-radar success of producer Will Packer, who’s had a string of hit movies, notably “Think Like a Man,” I said that Packer, who is African American, was still waiting for someone to invite him to join the Academy of…

The Miracle of Film Festival Programming

  • May 29th, 2012

The latest Census Bureau data shows that the United States is on its way to becoming a “majority minority.” For the first time, there are more black, Hispanic and other babies of color being born in the United States than white babies. What does this have to do with film festivals? Everything. In an excerpt…

Hulu announces new LGBT genre category

  • April 26th, 2012

Internet video giant Hulu will launch a new LGBT category heading on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus, GLAAD and Wolfe Video announced today. The new category heading arises out of an initiative spearheaded by LGBT film distributor Wolfe Video, and will help users locate LGBT content more efficiently, including nearly 100 films. “Wolfe…

Aspiring to Conquer Crossover Acting Path

  • April 11th, 2012

By Kate Taylor, New York Times It didn’t take much rehearsing for Russell Harvard, who plays the deaf son of a loquacious and argumentative British family in the Off Broadway play “Tribes,” to get inside his character’s skin. Like his character Billy, the 30-year-old actor is himself partially deaf. And while, unlike Billy, he grew…

The Oscars Prove that Hollywood Must Place Diversity at the Center Stage to Survive Long Term

  • February 24th, 2012

“At a time when American enterprise is attempting to reinvent itself by being more trustworthy, transparent and authentic, we seem to have a problem in Hollywood that needs immediate repair if the US economy and its people are to get back on track.  The media & entertainment industry (like many other industries) is simply teasing…

Off Off-Broadway Establishes Independent Theater Fund

  • February 22nd, 2012

Mabou Mines, The Living Theatre, PS 122, HERE Arts Center, the Amoralists and the Tectonic Theater Project are among nearly 50 Off Off-Broadway theatre companies that have aligned to help establish the Independent Theater Fund. The Off Off-Broadway advocacy organization the League of Independent Theater is behind the initiative that will deduct 5 cents from…

The Harlem Renaissance: Public Radio Special

  • February 3rd, 2012

Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) During the Harlem Renaissance, music, religion, and spirituality were connected—not only in the church, but also in the jazz club. The public radio special “The Harlem Renaissance: Music, Religion, and the Politics of Race” combines music, archival audio, and guest commentary to explore this fascinating period in African-American history….