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Audiences Want Diversity In Hollywood. Hollywood’s Been Slow To Get The Message.

  • Movie and TV executives continue to treat successful projects with diverse casts and creators, like “Black Panther,” as the exception rather than the rule.
  • Related: Why aren’t Hollywood films more diverse?

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02/27/2018 | The conventional wisdom in Hollywood is that movies by and about people of color don’t perform well with audiences. But the massive box office numbers for Marvel’s “Black Panther” are just the latest piece of evidence that that’s simply not true. And as a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, demonstrates, entertainment executives have been slow to recognize that “diversity is essential for Hollywood’s bottom line.”

The findings of the report on diversity and representation, released Tuesday, match those of similar studies that have shown incremental improvements over the last few years, obscuring a lack of lasting, systemic change in Hollywood. Fang is a reporter at Huff Post, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. She covers politics breaking news and the intersection of politics and pop culture.

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Why aren’t Hollywood films more diverse? Roberto Pedace, the Conversation / Salon

It may not be misogyny or white privilege. The problem may be the international box office.


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