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Emma Stone yells out ‘I am sorry’ for ‘Aloha’ on the Golden Globes

Last year’s Crazy Rich Asians was a landmark moment for representation in Hollywood. In a sincere and kind opener, Golden Globes co-host Sandra Oh praised the groundbreaking movie, calling it “the first studio film with an Asian-American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.” SEE ALSO: Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh praise new Hollywood...CONTINUE READING
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New learn about reveals female-led motion pictures carry out higher at field place of work. Your transfer, Hollywood.

Movie audiences love women.  According to a study by Creative Arts Agency and shift7, films with women in leading roles earn more than their male counterparts at the box office, a finding which should lead to a major paradigm shift in show business. “The perception that it’s not good business to have female leads is...CONTINUE READING
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Former Facebook employee releases internal memo accusing the company of failing its black users and employees

A former Facebook employee is going public with his claims that the company is failing its black employees as well as its black users. “Facebook has a black people problem,” begins Mark S. Luckie’s internal memo shared publicly for the first time on Tuesday. Luckie says he circulated his memo to all of Facebook’s global...CONTINUE READING
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NEXT is an exhibit featuring the world’s most diverse games

The gaming industry has a well-known diversity problem. However, amid the bustle at PAX Australia, the largest gaming convention in the southern hemisphere, a new exhibit put underrepresented games and developers at the forefront. SEE ALSO: Blizzard is interested in bringing all of its franchises to mobile Led by Australian curator and Rumu gamerunner Ally...CONTINUE READING
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Twitch now has four women in its seven-person C-suite

Ok, Twitch! The video game streaming service Twitch announced on Friday three new leadership hires. And with the addition of three new female executives, Twitch’s team of C-level executives has just become majority women.  Now, four out of seven of Twitch’s chief executives are female — which is not something you see every day in...CONTINUE READING
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Tucker Carlson’s anti-diversity rant for Fox News didn’t go over well on Twitter

Fox News host Tucker Carlson went on a rant Friday against Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats and politicians who have called for a more diverse workforce, government, and American way of life. Carlson went off on anyone who has said “diversity is our strength” with the chyron on the screen blaring...CONTINUE READING
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Study finds almost no increase in diversity in popular films over the last decade

It’s tempting to believe that the recent groundswell in talk about Hollywood‘s diversity problem would result in actual improvement. But the numbers — at least so far — paint a sobering story. A new comprehensive study from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found that the top 100 grossing films from 2007 to 2017 (1,100 total) show minimal...CONTINUE READING
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Universal Fan Con suddenly postpones — so attendees organized

A convention built to celebrate diversity and inclusiveness in fandom has been postponed at the last minute, and would-be attendees are channeling their understandable frustration in constructive directions. Universal Fan Con, which was originally funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, released the bad news on Friday. Just a week before the event, organizers decided to...CONTINUE READING
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Tech conferences like RSA still have a diversity problem

They may be trying, but that doesn’t mean it’s enough. The RSA Conference still has a diversity problem.  The lack of gender diversity in the tech industry as a whole has been highly criticized and making headlines for some time, ahem CES. And yet the 40,000-plus person yearly cybersecurity event taking place this week in...CONTINUE READING
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