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The New York Times follows the story of Charles D. King, a former talent agent who successfully started his own production company, Macro: “During the 10 day run at the Sundance Film Festival each January, the otherwise-unassuming ski hamlet of Park City, Utah, begins to look like the Hamptons on Fourth of July weekend. Traffic […]

Ava DuVernay is partnering up with the mayor of Los Angeles to launch a Hollywood Diversity Program for women and people of color:  “With an eye toward helping young women and people of color break into the entertainment business, the city of Los Angeles is hoping to lend a hand. Eric Garcetti, the mayor of […]

As 2017 comes to a close, it is easy to see how black women have made their mark over on the film industry during the past year: “Two years after writer and activist April Reign created #OscarsSoWhite —a hashtag criticizing the Academy Awards’ lack of recognition of Black films—Black women starred in films that shattered […]

Variety.com discusses the continued hesitation for Hollywood to create inclusive films despite continued success in the box office:  “In Hollywood’s struggle to increase diversity both in front of and behind the camera, 2017 is proof positive that such films can conquer the box office, potentially putting to rest long-held conventions about what kinds of movies […]

Shadowandact.com currated a list of Hollywood films with black directors that are set to release in the upcoming year: “Film directors are still overwhelmingly white and male, according to a University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative report published Thursday, January 5, 2018. Titled Inclusion in the Director’s Chair, the new year study analyzed 1,100 top-grossing […]