UCLA’s Bunche Center for African American Studies to release second annual Hollywood Diversity Report

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA on Wednesday, Feb. 25 will release its second annual Hollywood Diversity Report. The report is part of a series of analyses that examine the relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry.

The 2015 report, which is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive look at diversity in the entertainment industry, explores the top 200 theatrical film releases in 2012 and 2013, as well as more than 1,000 broadcast, cable and digital platform television programs from the 2012-13 season in order to document the number of women and minorities present in front and behind the camera.

Co-authored by Darnell Hunt, director of the Bunche Center for African American Studies, and associate director, Ana-Christina Ramon, the report is part of the Hollywood Advancement Project that turns a critical eye on the issues of race and gender in Hollywood.

The full report will be available on Feb. 25 on the Bunche Center’s website.

The report findings will be discussed Wednesday evening at a panel discussion sponsored by Zócalo Public Square and the Bunche Center for African American Studies. Matthew Belloni, executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter, will serve as moderator.

Professor Hunt will be available for media interviews following the release of the report.

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