Hollywood Diversity Network
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Colin Trevorrow’s Hollywood fairy tale started at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. The bespectacled, bearded director, then 35, came to Park City, Utah, with an endearingly quirky time-travel romantic comedy executive-produced by the endearingly quirky Duplass brothers, Mark and Jay, and …Gender
In an interview with Deadline, Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg opened up about a possible Season 2 and gender parity in Hollywood and …Jessica Jones
The final day of DOC NYC’s industry conference ceded the stage almost entirely to filmmakers of color who shared tips and advice for first-time …Diversity
Each year, I and several other Hollywood Reporter editors put together the roundtables that are a defining element of this publication’s awards …Hollywood
[Update 11/13, 11:25 am – This post now reflects that the ranking system has changed, but that the list does still exist in a new form]The Women in …List-Worthy
Female Directors Patricia Riggen and Jessie Nelson on Getting a Foothold in Hollywood: ‘It Hasn’t Been Fun at All’
Last week Vulture published a list of 100 female directors that Hollywood can reference the next time an executive or studio tries to make the excuse …Hollywood
Kay Cannon is making her feature directorial debut on the sex comedy “The Pact” for Point Grey, Good Universe and Hurwitz and Schlossberg Productions.
CBS has bought a comedy project from “Sex and the City” producer Jenny Bicks, Variety has learned. “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin is attached as an …Sex and the City
Here’s How Much Hollywood Is (Not) Investing In Women
Hollywood's woman problem goes way beyond just directors.
When future film scholars look back on …Hollywood
Geena Davis is making it her mission to educate Hollywood in gender equality.
For years the actor has been very vocal about the dire need for equal …Bradley Cooper
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When Michael B. Jordan was cast as Johnny Storm in this summer’s Fantastic Four, the …Diversity
Director Patricia Riggen on the set of the true-life drama "The 33," one of three high-profile movies released over the weekend directed by a woman. …Hollywood
There’s a new original series coming to Hulu, in collaboration with U.S. studio and distributor Lionsgate and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.
A rep …Stephenie Meyer
LOS ANGELES — Spike Lee had a strong message for the film industry Saturday night while accepting his honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards: Get real about racial diversity.
The Do the Right Thing director made it clear that Hollywood is lacking people of color in key positions.
"This industry is so …Spike Lee
Over at the New York Times Magazine, ambivalence toward capital "D" diversity courses through Anna Holmes' excellent essay "Has 'Diversity' Lost Its Meaning?" Holmes, the founding editor of Jezebel and now an executive at Fusion, notes that while corporate odes to "diversity" are de rigeur these days …Diversity
Alan Yang was slightly skeptical when he first met Aziz Ansari on Parks and Recreation, as he explained at the Master of None premiere in New York …Aziz Ansari
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It’s no secret that the movie industry has a diversity problem. In 2014, only 17 percent of the top 100 films featured non-white …Hollywood
Sasheer Zamata was recently named ACLU's newest celebrity ambassador on women's rights. The Saturday Night Live comedian speaks with The Hollywood …Feminism
NEW YORK — The role of "token white friend" isn't one you'll find on most casting sheets.
But in Master of None, which started streaming Friday on Netflix, it's just part of the diverse reality that co-creators Aziz Ansari (an Indian-American) and Alan Yang (Asian-American) wanted to bring to the …Aziz Ansari
ABC is developing an offbeat comedy from Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael’s shingle about a woman who lands a job as an in-home health aide just …ABC
“Murder Town,” a legal drama to be exec produced by star Jada Pinkett Smith, has landed at ABC as a put pilot, Variety has learned.
The potential …Jada Pinkett Smith
When Tom Hanks accepted his Trailblazer Award at the Legacy Awards, presented by Outfest, the actor warmed the room with hoots and hollers at Vibiana …Philadelphia
Catherine Hardwicke recently stormed the red carpet of her latest indie, “Miss You Already,” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. With her male …Hollywood
Momentum Pictures has acquired all North American rights to Sarah Jessica Parker’s romantic comedy “All Roads Lead to Rome.”
Momentum, which is …Sarah Jessica Parker
Here's the easy criticism lobbed at celebrating women in any industry dominated by men: Singling women out diminishes their achievements. ELLE's Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers anticipated this reaction at Monday night's 22nd annual ELLE Women in Hollywood awards: "Every year, someone gets up on this …
As Discop Africa wrapped its 11th edition Nov. 6 in Johannesburg, the focus turned to 2016, when the continent’s biggest TV content market travels to …Africa
Just as Donald Trump was reading off cue cards and shooting for laughs during his Saturday Night Live hosting gig on the East Coast, his controversial …Donald Trump
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Award-winning Writer/Director Amma Asante is named by the folks at …Hollywood
As a viewer, I greet the arrival of a new film directed by a woman with anticipation. I love Nancy Meyers' intrepid heroines and Kathryn Bigelow's …Kathryn Bigelow