diversity

New selection process for Kennedy Center Honors is announced

  • May 20th, 2013

The Kennedy Center announced Thursday revisions to the selection process for the annual Kennedy Center Honors after a seven-month internal review of how artists are chosen for the annual awards ceremony. The Kennedy Center hopes to bring greater transparency to a selection process that has been largely opaque in past years. Last year, some national…

Introducing the RESIDENT THEATER PROGRAM at Victory Gardens

  • May 8th, 2013

For the last 38 years, Victory Gardens has worked to become an artistic home for Chicago’s diverse communities. Whether cultivating new voices (Ignition Festival, Playwright’s Ensemble) or developing public programming to reach new audiences (Dig Deeper, Access Project, Fresh Squeezed), we aspire to represent and dialogue with the city’s population through its stage. Through the Resident…

How to Improve Hollywood: 9 Experts Weigh In on the Future of Film

  • January 30th, 2013

At the dawn of 2013, Hollywood is edging toward cautious optimism. The box office is set to shatter domestic records and the home-entertainment sector is poised to grow after five years of losses. A year ago, TheWrap asked six experts the daunting question: How do we fix Hollywood?  This year, we reached out to a new set…

“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,…

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…

The Fox Writer’s Intensive Launched

  • October 20th, 2011

“The Fox Writer’s Intensive (“FWI”) is a highly selective writer’s initiative, held at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles, CA, from February 2012 through May 2012. The Intensive is designed to introduce experienced writers with unique voices, backgrounds, life and professional experiences that reflect the diverse perspectives of the audiences we create for to a…

Latest Industry Stats Show Gap Widens for Minority and Women Film and Television Writers

  • May 19th, 2011

LOS ANGELES — The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has released the Executive Summary of the 2011 Hollywood Writers Report: Recession and Regression. The study examines writers’ employment and earnings by ethnicity, gender, and age from 2008 through 2009 in the motion picture and television industry. As in previous years, diverse writers face significant…