PRESS

LA Times 7/5/21  Explaining Hollywood: How to get a job as a film editor

Afro News 6/23/21  Handy Foundation bridges the gap between people of color and Hollywood

LA Times 3/24/21  How new grass-roots networks are boosting diversity in Hollywood

KCRW 3/18/21  Confronting the nuances of race and real life on ‘The Bachelor’

KCRW 12/1/20  Networks pledge to diversify their reality TV shows. Do they deliver?

LA Times 8/13/20  Hollywood’s entertainment industry unions have a whiteness problem

Wave 7/30/20  New project launched to diversify Hollywood, network TV

No Script No Problem (Podcast) 7/29/20  Ri-Karlo Handy Talks Diversity in Hollywood After Facebook Post Goes Viral

Television Academy 7/23/20  REPRESENT: The African American Experiences In Post-Production

Deadline 7/2/20  Ri-Karlo Handy, Editors Guild & The Urban League Team Up With Mentorship Program For Creators Of Color

Next TV 7/2/20  Sunwise’s Handy in Effort to Push Hollywood Diversity

KCRW Interview 6/25/20  Social callout for Black editors draws attention to monochrome Hollywood

Vanity Fair 6/23/20  Behind the Viral Facebook Post That Illustrates Hollywood’s “Growing-Pain Moment”

Deadline Guest Column 6/22/20  Ri-Karlo Handy On Hollywood’s Diversity Efforts, Facebook Firestorm & New Initiatives For Real Change

Variety 6/18/20  After an Online Search for Black Union Editors Turns Racist, Filmmaker Ri-Karlo Handy Hopes for Change

LA Times 6/17/20  How a search for Black film editors caused a firestorm on Facebook

The Insider 6/17/20  High-profile white film editors tried to shut down a search for Black creators in a private Facebook group 

THE INDUSTRY

Hollywood Reporter 6/21/21  George Clooney, Kerry Washington, Don Cheadle and More Stars Backing Roybal School of Film and Television Production

Deadline 3/10/21  New Study Finds Undervaluing Of Black-Led Projects Costs Hollywood $10 Billion Annually

Deadline 2/11/21  Hallmark Channel Brass Give Progress Report On On-Screen Representation Following Criticism & Top Executive Change

Deadline 2/11/21  Rom Com Pictures Launches; Production Company To Focus On Inclusive Romance Movies

Variety 2/11/21  Sirens Media President Mioshi Hill Talks Championing Diversity in Unscripted and Pitching to Streaming Platforms

Deadline 2/11/21  Hollywood’s Union Leaders Call On Congress To Enact Laws Advancing Diversity And Equity In The Arts, Entertainment & Media

Variety 2/9/21  ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Team Talks Tackling Systemic Racism in Tech

Variety 2/8/21  Tyler Perry Tapped as Guest Editor for LinkedIn Series on Race in the Workplace

Deadline 2/7/21  Disney’s Dana Walden On Increasing Opportunities For Smaller Production Companies, Covid Impact, Leaning Into Failure & Fostering Diversity 

MSNBC 2/5/21  Producer Debra Martin Chase on filming during the pandemic, diversity in Hollywood

USA Today 2/3/21  Milestones for film with Golden Globes nominations, but TV nods show stunning lack of diversity

Variety 1/27/21  No More ‘Fake Diversity’ on Screen. It’s About Quality, as Well as Quantity

Hollywood Reporter 1/25/21  Inaugural Gold List Launches to Promote Asian Inclusion in Awards Race

Hollywood Reporter 1/21/21  Comcast's Sky Targets 20 Percent Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Employees by 2025

Deadline 1/19/21  Debra Lee, former BET Networks CEO, Launches New Search Firm To Boost Diversity On Corporate Boards

LA Times 1/19/21  Slavery stories take a back seat as diversity breaks into awards season in new ways

Deadline 1/13/21  Netflix’s First Inclusion Report Offers In-Depth Look At Workforce Diversity, Addresses Areas That Need Improvement

Post Magazine Jan-Feb 2021  Diversity: Let Hollywood stories be told by the people who have lived them

2020

Variety 12/29/20  Ava DuVernay and Peter Roth Announce Array Crew, Promoting Diversity Below-the-Line

Deadline 12/16/20  Fremantle Backs Diversity Leadership Scheme

Hollywood Reporter 12/15/20  Fox Launches Diversity Initiative for Unscripted Programming

Deadline 12/9/20  Cartoon Network’s Anti-Racism Video Sparks Debate

Deadline 12/8/20  Commercial Producers Launch Initiative To Increase Diversity Among Crews

LA Times 12/8720  Reality TV due for a racial reckoning

Deadline 12/3/20  Nielsen Studies Diversity Across Platforms – Streamers Lead, Cable Lags; Women, Minorities Underrepresented On TV

The Wrap 11/20/20  What Kamala Harris Means for Diversity and Inclusion in Hollywood

Deadline 11/4/20  Hollywood Celebrates Major Representation Milestones In 2020 Election

Variety 10/29/20  Motion Picture Academy Embraces Diversity for the Future of Cinema

Variety 10/29/20  Investor Mellody Hobson Talks ‘Civil Rights 3.0 in America’

Variety 10/28/20  How Women in Hollywood Are Pushing for Inclusivity On and Off Screen

Variety 10/28/20  Oscars Predictions: Best Director - Most Diverse Lineup Headed Towards the Academy?

Deadline 10/27/20  Sheila Ducksworth Named President Of CBS/NAACP Production Venture

Variety 10/26/20  'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Adds Its First Asian American Cast Member With Crystal Kung Minkoff

IndieWire 10/23/20  ‘Lovecraft Country’: Jamie Chung Wants to Spark Conversation Among Asian Americans

Variety 10/23/20  Lulu Wang and Adele Lim on Lessons From ‘Mulan’: Why Hollywood Must Reimagine Asian-Inspired Stories

Variety 10/23/20  ‘Minari’ Star Steven Yeun Could Become First Asian American Best Actor Nominee

Variety 10/22/20  Rashida Jones on Oscar Diversity, ‘On the Rocks’ and How ‘E.T.’ Changed Her Life

Variety 10/22/20  ‘Overwhelmingly White and Male’: Diversity on TV Doesn’t Translate to Hollywood’s Exec Suites, Says Report

Hollywood Reporter 10/19/20  ViacomCBS Int'l Promotes Wincie Knight to VP, Global Inclusion Strategy

Deadline 10/13/20  ViacomCBS Expands “No Diversity, No Commission” Policy To 180 Countries

IndieWire 10/12/20  ‘‘Haunting of Bly Manor’: How a Retelling of a Classic Can Champion Diversity

Hollywood Reporter 10/9/20  Black Publicists Talk Battling Restrictions, Championing Inclusivity in Hollywood: "We Can Tell a Variety of Stories"

Hollywood Reporter 10/8/20  Megan Thee Stallion Launches Scholarship Fund for Women of Color

Deadline 10/7/20  Execs Rohi Mirza Pandya And Sandhya Jain-Patel Launch SRC Partners Diversity Advisory Firm

Hollywood Reporter 10/7/20  Anita Hill-Led Hollywood Commission Reveals Gender, Racial Bias Gap in Industry Workplaces

Deadline 10/6/20  New Study Finds Hollywood Studios Could Lose Money From Movies That Lack Diversity

Deadline 10/5/20  Diversity With TV Shows In Past Three Years; Latinos Remain Underrepresented

Hollywood Reporter 10/2/20  Recording Academy Reveals Diversity and Inclusion Numbers at Virtual Industry Summit

Deadline 10/1/20  ‘Baghdad Central’ Star Waleed Zuaiter Launches Production Company With Diversity Focus

Hollywood Reporter 9/30/20  ABC Unveils Ambitious Set of Inclusion Standards

Hollywood Reporter 9/22/20  Inclusion Exec Janine Jones-Clark Upped at NBCUniversal

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?

Deadline 9/3/20  Endeavor Content Sets Diversity & Inclusion Measures For Media Coverage

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

Deadline 8/27/20  Shakira Gagnier Named VP Of Diversity & Inclusion For Paradigm

Variety 8/26/20  Starlight Media Sets $100 Million Diversity Fund

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

Hollywood Reporter 8/21/20  How Children's Shows Lead the Way in Diversity on TV

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 8/13/20  ITV Appoints First Director of Diversity and Inclusion

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  Hollywood Shells Out For Diversity, But It Costs Much More Than Money

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

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

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)

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

Deadline 6/25/20  Buchwald Hires Nathan Pirtle As Director Of Diversity And Inclusion

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

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’

REELSCREEN 6/2/20  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