An important, well-regarded study on diversity within the entertainment industry is being expanded by researchers at the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. Led by Dr. Darnell Hunt, director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center, and Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon, assistant director, the research team have already produced landmark research on the lack of racial and gender inclusion in Hollywood, and have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise $10,000 to produce the report on an annual basis, with the following aims:
- Generating a comprehensive research analysis of the inclusion of diverse groups in film and television, including starring roles, writing, directing, producing, and talent representation.
- Identifying and disseminating best practices for increasing the pipeline of underrepresented groups into the Hollywood entertainment industry.
- Advancing existing entertainment industry efforts to better serve a diversifying America.
According to the campaign: "The report will provide studios and networks with useful, annually updated information that enables them to match their content to changing American demographics. It will also provide scholars and researchers with a clear picture of who is employed in the industry."
Donations range from $5 to $5,000 and the campaign ends November 1st. Support the campaign HERE.
View the pitch video below: