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The business of being black in Hollywood

Making an independent film with a predominantly black cast in Hollywood has its challenges. The producer of 'The Butler' says investors asked her to include more white actors in the movie to broaden its appeal.
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Black actors aren't getting leading roles unless there is no white competition like black historical figures. If race wasn't an issue than a black actor should be able to get the same role as someone like Ryan Gosling.

 

The reporter says things are noticeably better in hollywood for black actors but I would argue against that.

 

I want to look into what types of movies different ethnic groups buy tickets to.

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John Singleton Says Studios 'Ain't Letting Black People Tell Stories,' Unveils Tupac Biopic Plans (Video)

John Singleton Says Studios 'Ain't Letting Black People Tell Stories,' Unveils Tupac Biopic Plans (Video) | Diversity in Hollywood | Scoop.it
John Singleton criticized the major studios March 19 for refusing to let African-Americans direct black-themed films. "They ain't letting the black people tell the stories," the Oscar-nominated director-writer told students at Loyola Marymount University, expanding on a theme he addressed in a Dec. 18 Hollywood Reporter op-ed piece.
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Talks about studios not letting black people tell their stories. Independent studios make black films that turn a profit like 12 years a slave and stuff like that but the big studios don't see that and finance their own.

 

I didnt have any thorns

 

I want to look into studios and people that are financing black directors and actors.

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Blacks in Hollywood: Shut Out or Missing in Action? | Features | Tavis Smiley | PBS

Blacks in Hollywood: Shut Out or Missing in Action? | Features | Tavis Smiley | PBS | Diversity in Hollywood | Scoop.it
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This article is about the black point of view of blacks in hollywood. It some good insights from both sides of the issue.

 

The commentators are talking about how they are disappointed with the lack of diversity. The issue seems pretty one sided with them.

 

I like this article because it gives stats relating to african american directors. Also shows an argument that I have never heard from a african american before.

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The Hidden Factor in Hollywood's Racial Diversity Problem | TIME

The Hidden Factor in Hollywood's Racial Diversity Problem | TIME | Diversity in Hollywood | Scoop.it
A new study goes one step beyond counting actors and directors — and actually checks up on their agents, too
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Golden: I liked the point about minorities not represented by top agency's. Also how top agency's are the gate keepers to bigger roles.

 

Thorn: only 7% of the clients of the top three agencies are minorites

 

I wonder about how many of the people in charge of the agency's are minorities and how many of the agents are.

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Hollywood's irrational allergy to 'black' films

Hollywood's irrational allergy to 'black' films | Diversity in Hollywood | Scoop.it
In Hollywood, the color of your skin, or of the story you want to tell, often falls victim to racial pigeonholing, says Roland Martin.
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Studios told George Lucas they didnt know how to market an all black movie yet "whites all across America have come to accept African-Americans in a variety of public media"


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I want to look at the success of black people in other mediums.

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Racial barriers still hold back Hollywood's black talent

Racial barriers still hold back Hollywood's black talent | Diversity in Hollywood | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the night was a watershed for
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Gives the point of view of black people in the industry. Points out racial barriers.

 

Some of the comments seem ignorant.

 

I like that it gives the point of view from the perspective of a black director because I can relate to it.

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Diversity in Hollywood | Al Jazeera America

Diversity in Hollywood | Al Jazeera America | Diversity in Hollywood | Scoop.it
Does the entertainment industry really reflect multicultural America or is increased diversity only skin deep?
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This article is about the lack of diversity in hollywood and if it reflects the actual america.

 

There were not alot of commentators on this article.

 

I liked this article because it showed americans viewpoints on the issue. This was a cool and interesting insight on what they average citizen sees.

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Here's A Glimpse Into The Staggering Diversity Gap That Exists In Hollywood

Here's A Glimpse Into The Staggering Diversity Gap That Exists In Hollywood | Diversity in Hollywood | Scoop.it
Whether in the arts, politics, TV, movies, or theater, it seems we cannot escape the staggering lack of diversity that exists all around us.

Since the inception of the Emmy Awards in 1949, for example, no woman of color has ever won an award for ...
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I chose this because an info graphic is a good way to look at the data of my topic. I knew that there have been no african americans to win the best director award.

 

I want to learn more about the African Americans in the Academy. I also want to learn more about the roles being offered to African Americans.

 

I did not know how little of the academy was black. I was shocked to find out 2% was black.

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