2018 Hollywood Diversity Report to be unveiled at UCLA

UCLA’s Hollywood Diversity Report comprehensively tracks racial and gender diversity in Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera.

Findings from the report’s fifth annual installment will be presented at UCLA on Feb. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. The report shows some progress in diversity in the film and television industry, but still plenty of room for improvement. One of the report’s lead authors will discuss how better representation of women and minorities in movies and on television not only serves the culture at large but also boosts the entertainment business’s bottom line.

WHO

Darnell Hunt, co-lead author of the Hollywood Diversity Report; dean, UCLA College Social Sciences Division
Felicia D. Henderson, UCLA alumna; creator of the BET drama “The Quad;” previously co-executive producer of TV programs “The Punisher” and “Fringe”
Gina Prince-Bythewood, UCLA alumna; writer and director of the film “Love and Basketball;” first African-American woman to direct a major studio superhero film (“Silver & Black,” scheduled for 2019 release)

WHEN

Tuesday, Feb. 27
5 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Presentation of findings
6:15 p.m. Conversation with Felicia D. Henderson and Gina Prince-Bythewood
7 p.m. Screening of “The Quad,” followed by Q&A with Henderson

WHERE

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza (map)
Hourly parking available in Structure 8 (map)

PHOTO, VIDEO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

Photography and video will be allowed.
The report’s lead authors, Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramon, will be available for individual questions for 10 to 15 minutes at the conclusion of the event.

MEDIA CONTACT

Jessica Wolf, jwolf@support.ucla.edu, 310-825-1046

Media Contact