Anthony Mackie has attacked the lack of diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying that he especially has issues with how the studio approached Black Panther.
Bob Chapek pointed to the coronavirus when someone insinuated the company's stock price had dropped because of alleged promotion of "LGBT ideology."
'Hidden Figures' star Janelle Monáe delivered a musical performance that referenced #OscarsSoWhite.
'Queen & Slim' tells the story of a black couple on the run in the wake of a disastrous roadside altercation with a police officer.
Bafta was heavily criticised for its all-white acting nominations and all-male director shortlist.
This year's Baftas feature an all-white list of acting nominees and there are no female directors up for an award.
The 'American Woman' stars that the push to cast people in roles of the same background is becoming "fascistic."
NEW YORK (AP) — The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.
At a time when film criticism is being criticized for being dominated by white men, Rotten Tomatoes is trying to highlight more diverse voices. The review aggregator, known for its “fresh” or “rotten” Tomatometer ranking system, said it is changing its criteria to include new media platforms, such as podcasts and streaming shows, as opposed […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. The most popular movies are still largely the domain of white, straight, able-bodied men, both in front of the camera and behind.
The Hollywood star discusses the empowering nature of her new action-thriller, wanting black women to be part of more mythologies and when we can expect Bad Boys on the small screen.
The 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director told Yahoo Movies UK there are lots of female and POC directors who could join the 'Star Wars' family.
Gerard Butler, the star of new eco-disaster movie 'Geostorm', says diversity is very important in his new film, but he remains unrepentant about starring in 'Gods of Egypt'.
Mamoru Oshii, director of 1995 version of manga story, says there's no requirement that actress playing The Major in live-action version be Asian
Issues in Hollywood range largely between race and gender, and it seems the latter could be about to challenged with discrimination laws. There’s no denying that the American film industry seems to be heavily populated by a specific gender and ethnicity of person, resulting in an outcry when, as per the Oscars 2016, it was dominated by white nominees and had virtually no other skin colour or ethnicity represented. According to Deadline, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has concluded that Hollywood is guilty in discrimination against female directors, and plan to take action.
The latest USC research also reports that just 8.1 percent of Hollywood's helmers over the past decade were black or Asian.
A debate about diversity has roiled the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that hands out the Oscars every year. For two straight years, the awards body was slammed for failing to nominate minorities in the major acting categories. When nominations were announced last week, however, it seemed like this year’s crop... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/awards/women-shunned-by-oscars-as-men-make-up-80-of-nominees-study-1201972671/" title="Read Women Shunned by Oscars as Men Make Up 80% of Nominees (Study)">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Earlier this year, director Scott Derrickson tweeted: “Wish more online diversity activists had aggressively celebrated ROGUE ONE. Praise can be as effective as criticism.” That’s ‘Doctor Strange’ director Scott Derrickson, himself no stranger to issues of diversity after he was accused of ‘whitewashing’ by casting Tilda Swinton as an Asian character.
BAFTA is changing the eligibility criteria for two of its major film award categories to encourage producers to improve diversity on both sides of the camera. It is also removing one of the usual requirements for BAFTA membership, and has released the results of a survey of the levels of diversity in the organization’s ranks. BAFTA... <a href="http://variety.com/2016/film/awards/bafta-diversity-british-filmmaking-1201941179/" title="Read BAFTA Moves to Improve Diversity in British Filmmaking">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
In the years since Marvel first started its cinematic universe, its cast of characters has grown increasingly diverse. “I think that in the movies we’ve already made, and certainly in the movies that are coming up, it will be as inclusive a group of characters as one could want,” Feige told Vulture. “Our filmmaker came in and had pictures of real high schools, and they are as diverse as you could imagine,” said Feige.