Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Darnell J. Hunt of UCLA's Bunche Center on the Diversity Crisis in Hollywood

Darnell J. Hunt.
"Hollywood is a reflection of the people who have the power to green-light certain projects, to cast actors, to hire people for the writers' room — for the most part, white men. It's a high-risk industry. Most new films underperform, most TV shows fail.

"The white men who dominate the industry surround themselves with people with whom they feel comfortable, with whom they have a track record, who are seasoned — other white men, for the most part. They think they need to do this to succeed. You're creating this cycle that's very difficult for women and minorities to short-circuit.
DARNELL J. HUNT, professor of sociology and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

To read more about what Darnell J. Huntlead author of the second annual Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, thinks of the diversity "crisis" in Hollywood, read Patt Morrison's interview of him in the Los Angeles Times by clicking here.

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