Dark skin is still a problem in Hollywood: controversy over the lack of diversity in the Latin film of the year | Present

It had to be the Latin movie of the year, if not of the decade. Last Friday it premiered In the Heights, the musical written by Lin Manuel Miranda and Quiara María Hudes, spoken and sung in spanglishand conceived as a celebration of all Spanish speakers in the United States, and of a neighborhood in … Read more

The Emmy controversy for not recognizing diversity

How to make the discourse of diversity and inclusion not just remain in words?How can the entertainment industry really promote representation in film and television? The Emmy Awards of this 2021 showed us that it is not enough to change the rules, nor to launch a record of nominations to people representing minorities or vulnerable … Read more

Colorado Report Shows Marijuana Ownership Diversity Largely the Same Since 2018

click to enlarge Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, but is just now implementing social equity licensing rules. Jacqueline Collins Diversity among Colorado cannabis business owners has seen little change over the past three years, according to a recent report from the state Marijuana Enforcement Division. The MED’s 2021 licensee … Read more

New York French Cinema festival is giving emerging French filmmakers a platform to share stories of diversity, identity

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Burning Brighter, a French Cinema festival, is celebrating the diversity of emerging voices in French Cinema this weekend at Florence Gould Hall. The French Institute Alliance Française’s Burning Brighter: New Voices … Read more

European Film Funder Eurimages to Boost Diversity, Root Out Bias

Roberto Olla, executive director of Eurimages, has revealed that the Strasbourg-based public funder has hired diversity consultants to help facilitate fairer funding for under-represented filmmakers. Speaking at the International Film Festival Rotterdam this week on a panel titled “Reality Check: Funding Our Inclusive Futures,” Olla said that the co-production funding body, which comprises 41 member … Read more

Make festivals more accountable for diversity, urges Rotterdam panel | News

Film festivals and production labs should be held accountable for the diverse talent they champion, according to a panel of industry experts at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Speaking virtually during the online-only event, Roberto Olla, executive director of European co-production fund Eurimages, said: “Festivals and markets, where financiers, producers and talent get together to … Read more

Telefilm Canada head talks gender parity, Indigenous creators and diversity | Promotion

On her first day as executive director of Telefilm Canada, the state-owned body that fosters the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry, Christa Dickenson said she was keen to get on with the work of “achieving a balanced and representative funding portfolio that encompasses gender parity and diversity”. Today, nearly two years … Read more

“Lord of the Rings” series is singled out for lack of diversity

Actor Ludi Lin pointed out the lack of Asian actors in the production | New Line Cinema Even though the series has not yet reached the public or has even presented a first advance, “Lord of the Rings”, the expensive exclusive production for Amazon Prime, already received by actor Ludi Lin because it has a … Read more

Make Respect Visible campaign promotes diversity and respect

Rich-Joseph Facun/Ohio University Ohio University has implemented a campaign that aims to provide the community with expectations for engaging across differences. The campaign, titled “Make Respect Visible,” includes six expectations for our campus community. The expectations are: encourage dialogue, not division; every voice counts; listen more, judge less; spread ideas, not hate; respect human dignity; … Read more