5 diverse April 2016 releases starring African American actors
By Christopher McKittrick
(April 12, 2016 | About Entertainment) - Diversity in film casting has been a topic of discussion in recent years, and in particular the debate over the lack of opportunities for African American actors and filmmakers in Hollywood films especially escalated after the 2016 Oscar nominations were announced and very few of the nominees were minorities. However, in April 2016 – just a few weeks after the controversial 2016 Oscars – five films starring African American actors in lead roles are being released to theaters, and several of them are also written and directed by African American filmmakers. Read more
Hollywood hiring programs aren’t enough to solve diversity problem, says SMPTE panel
By David Cohen
With no women scientist heroes onscreen or minorities running studios, industry has a long way to go.
Hollywood’s lack of diversity is hot topic, and that has prompted some companies to set up programs to expand minority hiring. Read more