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Hollywood: The Sequel (Podcast Series)
Hollywood: The Sequel - Entertainment decision makers, celebrities, creators and beyond discuss how to fix Hollywood

Variety 9/10/20
The New Oscars Inclusion Rules Explained

Deadline 9/10/20
USC Annenberg Comprehensive Study Shines Glaring Spotlight On Slow Progress Toward Inclusion In Hollywood

Variety 9/9/20
Why the Oscars Diversity Rules Should Be Embraced by All Members

Hollywood Reporter 9/9/20
FX Boss John Landgraf: "Diversity Is Good Business"

LA Times 9/9/20
Kirstie Alley is mad about the Oscars’ new diversity requirements for some reason

Deadline 9/8/20
Oscar Shakes Up Best Picture Eligibility Standards; Strict New Diversity Requirements Take Full Effect In 2024

Variety 9/9/20
Charlamagne tha God Launches Black Effect Podcast Network With iHeartMedia

Hollywood Reporter 9/8/20
Film Academy Sets Inclusion Requirements for Oscars, Will Take Full Effect in 2024

Variety 9/8/20
Film Festivals Aren’t Doing Enough to Invite Diverse Jurors. Are They Failing the Industry?

Hollywood Reporter 9/2/20
StreamElements Creator Diversity Program Unveils Twitch Recipients

LA Times 8/20/20
MGM shakes up Orion Pictures with a focus on diversity

Hollywood Reporter 8/20/20
Motion Picture Academy’s Software Foundation to Step Up Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Hollywood Reporter 8/17/20
CAA Launches Scholarships, Mentoring Program for Diversity

Hollywood Reporter 8/12/20
Why the First 'Surviving R. Kelly' Editing Team Resigned

Deadline 8/8/20
Zoë Kravitz Calls Out Hulu For Lack Of Diversity After ‘High Fidelity’ Cancellation

Women and Hollywood 8/7/20
Issa Rae Exec Producing HBO Doc Exploring Black Television History

Hollywood Reporter 8/6/20
Reality Producers Group Launch Inclusive Hiring Initiative

Women and Hollywood 8/6/20
Nia DaCosta Will Direct “Captain Marvel 2”

Variety 8/6/20

LA Times 7/31/20
In 2017, the academy launched an internship program to boost diversity in Hollywood. How’s it working?

The Grio 7/31/20
Streaming service Twitch targets HBCUs to increase minority participation in gaming

Hollywood Reporter 7/31/20
Ryan Reynolds Launches Diversity Program "The Group Effort Initiative"

Hollywood Reporter 7/31/20
Chiwetel Ejiofor on How 'The Old Guard' Is an "Important Marker" for Inclusive Stories

Deadline 7/30/20
Disney Launchpad Unveils Directors For Inaugural Shorts Incubator Program

HuffPost 7/30/20
Anthony Mackie: Marvel Doesn’t Have A Racism Problem, It Has An ‘Unawareness Problem’

LA Times 7/29/20
Here’s how Snap’s diversity stacks up against Silicon Valley

Vanity Fair 7/28/20
Emmy Nominations 2020: How Diversity Fared in This Year of Racial Reckoning

Deadline 7/28/20
Emmy Nominations Increase In Diversity As Demand For Inclusion And Representation Continues

LA Times 7/27/20
TV networks pledged to improve diversity in 1999. Will this time be any different?

Hollywood Reporter 7/24/20
Endeavor CEO Unveils Inclusion Plan: $5M Donation, Disclose Diversity Numbers, Update Hiring Policy

Hollywood Reporter 7/24/20
Kasi Lemmons and Gina Prince-Bythewood to Kick off Black Carpet Speaker Series

Hollywood Reporter 7/24/20
Endeavor CEO Unveils Inclusion Plan: $5M Donation, Disclose Diversity Numbers, Update Hiring Policy (Exclusive)

Deadline 7/24/20
Casting Exec Diona Vaughan Mankowitz Launches Collective To Improve Diversity Of Non-Scripted Shows

Nerdist 7/23/20
Michael B. Jordan Launches Inclusion Initiative

Deadline 7/22/20
ViacomCBS Networks UK Introduces “No diversity, No Commission” Policy

Variety 7/22/20
‘Sweet Magnolias’ Makeup Artist Denise Tunnell on Making Strides In Representation and Diversity

Refinery29 7/21/20
The BIPOC Organizations That Might Just Save Hollywood From Itself

Variety 7/20/20
Telefilm Canada Plans to Overhaul Internal Policies and ‘Abolish Systemic Racism’

Variety 7/18/20
Nia Long Calls on Unions to Take Responsibility for Inclusive Hiring

Deadline 7/16/20
Tiger Woods HBO Series Faces Backlash Over Project’s Lack Of Diversity

LA Times 7/16/20
New database bridges crucial gap between Hollywood and Latinx talent

The Hollywood Reporter 7/16/20
'The Bold Type' Producers Vow to Enact Change After Star Calls Out Freeform Drama's Lack of Diversity

Variety 7/16/20
SiriusXM Names Nicole Hughey Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion

The Hollywood Reporter 7/16/20
Hollywood LGBTQ-Inclusive Films Up, Diversity Down and Trans Characters Absent, GLAAD Study Finds

Deadline 7/15/20
Michaela Coel, Cynthia Erivo To Lead BBC’s First Creative Diversity Xperience

Variety 7/15/20
NAACP, CBS Television Studios Set Multi-Year Content Partnership

Savoy 7/15/20
ViacomCBS Creates New Diversity and Inclusion Team, Led by Marva Smalls, as Global Head of Inclusion

Broadcast Now UK 7/15/20
Post-production Diversity Survey 2020

HuffPost 7/14/20
How 2 Pandemics Made Way For A Reckoning In Black Media

Variety 7/14/20
Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino Unveils $10 Million Initiative to Promote Greater Diversity

Vanity Fair 7/14/20
Viola Davis: “My Entire Life Has Been a Protest”

Variety 7/14/20
Greater Diversity in Entertainment Law Might Finally Be on the Way

Hollywood Reporter 7/13/20
Race-Equity Consultants in Demand in Hollywood: "Never Once Have We Been So Busy"

LA Times 7/13/20
CBS announces diversity overhaul of writers rooms and script-development program

Variety 7/13/20
CBS Commits 25% of Development Budget to BIPOC Projects

Deadline 7/13/20
ViacomCBS Sets Merged Diversity And Inclusion Team, Reveals Leadership Team To “Break New Ground” In Representation

The Ringer 7/10/20
Amid the Black Lives Matter Movement, Hollywood Examines Its Own History of Racism

Hollywood Reporter 7/9/20
Animated Film, TV Creators Aim for Change Beyond Casting: "It's Not Just About Including Black Characters"

Hollywood Reporter 7/9/20
'Never Have I Ever' Star Hopes Her Netflix Comedy Is a "Wake-Up Call" for More Inclusive Storytelling

The Root 7/8/20
Javicia Leslie Is the New Batwoman and the 1st Black Actor to Portray the Superhero in Live-Action TV or Film

Teen Vogue 7/8/20
"Little Fires Everywhere" Star Lexi Underwood Launches We the Voices of Gen Z Video Series

Hollywood Reporter 7/8/20
Reality TV Grapples With Racial Reckoning Amid Firings

LAist 7/6/20
What It Really Means To Amplify Black Voices

Deadline 7/6/20
‘Insecure’ EP Prentice Penny Calls Out Hollywood’s Blackface Whitewash & Sliding Scale, And Offers Plan For True Change

Realscreen 7/6/20
NPACT, Staff Me Up, Hue You Know partner to diversify non-fiction production talent

ESPN 7/6/20
Colin Kaepernick, Disney announce partnership deal

The New York Times 7/5/20
How Netflix Beat Hollywood to a Generation of Black Content

Variety 7/2/20
‘Salacia’ Filmmaker Tourmaline on Spotlighting Black Trans Lives and the LGBT Journey to Mainstream Recognition

HuffPost 7/2/20
Tessa Thompson Says Representation In Marvel’s Next Phase Is A ‘Pretty Big Deal’

Deadline 7/2/20
How Black Hollywood & White Hollywood Can Save America’s Soul — And The Movie Biz

Reuters 7/2/20
Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion

Buzzfeed News 7/2/20
Reality TV's Racism Goes Deeper Than Casting

LA Times 7/1/20
Hollywood’s C-suites are overwhelmingly white. What are studios doing about it?

Deadline 7/1/20
Writer LaToya Morgan Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. Television Group, Launches Production Company

NPR 7/1/20
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Invites More Women, Minorities

Forbes 6/30/20
A-List Actors Lament Lack Of Diversity Across Film And TV Industry

Variety 6/30/20
The Reckoning Over Representation: Black Hollywood Speaks Out, But Is the Industry Listening?

Hollywood Insider 6/30/20
Black Leaders: Hollywood’s Black Stars on Black Lives Matter

IndieWire 6/29/20
Anthony Mackie: ‘It’s Racist’ for ‘Black Panther’ to Be the Only MCU Film with Black Crew

Deadline 6/29/20
The Black List, Latin Tracking Board, NALIP, Remezcla And Untitled Latinx Project Unveil Inaugural Latinx TV List

Vulture 6/26/20
Everything to Know About the Media’s Reckoning With Abuse of Power

LA Times 6/24/20
Black writers are getting hired. But they aren’t getting promoted

Black Hollywood Live 6/23/20
Black actors Trevor Noah, Lena Waithe, Sterling K Brown and Gabrielle Union pen an open letter to Hollywood

Entertainment Weekly 6/23/20
Hundreds of Black artists sign letter calling for change in Hollywood: 'We demand better'

CineMontage 6/22/20
Guild President Alan Heim Issues MPEG Statement on Diversity

Deadline 6/22/20
BBC Commits To Spending $124M On Diverse Shows Over The Next Three Years

Barrons 6/19/20
30% Is the Magic Number as Companies Set Diversity Goals

Hollywood Reporter 6/18/20
Hey Hollywood: If You Care About Diversity, Start With Your Own Team

Denver Post 6/18/20
Hollywood says Black Lives Matter, but more diversity needed

Hollywood Reporter 6/18/20
Producer Effie Brown: "People Didn't Want to Work With Me" After Calling Out Matt Damon on 'Project Greenlight' Diversity Issues

Bounding Into Comics 6/18/20
DC Films’ New Gods Director Ava DuVernay Threatens To Discriminate Against White Men When Hiring For Films

Fox News 6/18/20
Ava DuVernay weighs in on viral tweet about role of race in Hollywood hiring: ‘Bias can go both ways’

Econ Life 6/17/20
What Movie Leading Roles (Don’t) Say About Diversity

Purewow 6/16/20
The Academy Awards Are Finally Adding Diversity Requirements

LA Times 6/16/20
Black filmmakers and executives get honest about their experiences in Hollywood

LA Magazine 6/12/20
Black Screenwriters Are Demanding that Hollywood Take Action to Diversify

NPR 6/12/20
Oscars: Future Films Must Meet Diversity And Inclusion Rules

LA Times 6/12/20
The Oscars Will Add a Diversity Requirement for Eligibility

Inscriber Magazine 6/12/20
#RaiseThePercentage Campaign To Increase The Number Of Black Writers In Hollywood

The Ankler 6/12/20
Class Photos Taking a peek at diversity Hollywood style circa 2020

Variety 6/10/20
TV and Film Executives Talk Amplifying Black Voices in ‘Rebooting the Entertainment Industry’

Deadline 6/10/20
Ava DuVernay, Whoopi Goldberg & Others Elected To Motion Picture Academy Board Of Governors

Deadline 6/5/20
WGA Inclusion Report: Female And Underrepresented TV Writers “Could Achieve Parity” In Two Years If Gains Continue

Variety 6/3/20
IATSE Voices Support for George Floyd Protests: ‘We Cannot Sit and Stay Silent’

The solution to diversity in TV? Do better

Vice 2/26/20
My Struggle Being a Black Woman Filmmaker Outside White Hollywood

LA Times 2/21/20
UCLA diversity report finds women and minorities still underrepresented in film and TV

Comparably 2/18/20
6 Entertainment Companies Committed to their Diversity and Inclusion Policies

LA Magazine 2/9/20
Can the Oscars Ever Overcome Hollywood’s Diversity Problem?

Variety 2/6/20
Women and People of Color Still Underrepresented Behind the Scenes, Study Says

UCLA Diversity Report 2/6/20
Hollywood Diversity Report 2020: A Tale of Two Hollywoods

Financial Times 2/6/20
The Oscars diversity problem in charts: How the Academy Awards fail to reflect the gender and racial balance of the US population

CNN 2/4/20
Hollywood is more diverse than ever. So why are the Oscars still so white?

IndieWire 1/23/20
Sundance 2020: The Most Diverse Lineup in History Shows Effort to Reach Underrepresented Communities