Inclusion in the Arts partners with TCM to Examine Hollywood’s Depiction of People with Disabilities

  • July 24th, 2012

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate the month of October to exploring the ways people with disabilities have been portrayed in film. On behalf of Inclusion in the Arts, Lawrence Carter-Long will join TCM host Robert Osborne for The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film. The special month-long exploration will air Tuesdays in…

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…

Congratulations to Emily Perl Kingsley and the writers of Sesame Street

  • June 20th, 2012

Congratulations to our good friend Emily Perl Kingsley and the other talented writers of Sesame Street for earning a Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts EMMY for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s series!

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….

Asian-Americans missing from Broadway, study finds

  • February 2nd, 2012

Minorities’ share of stage roles in prominent city productions has grown, but Asians are stuck at 2%, despite comprising 13% of the population. Crain’s New York Business By Miriam Kreinin Souccar Despite record numbers of new productions being mounted on Broadway in recent years, some minority performers feel left out in the cold. A report…