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#FilmCurious Recap 2/14/17: Black History. Present. Future.

February 14, 2017

• Jessica Martin

Celebrating Black History month, and the second theme of #100DaysOfDiversity, the February 14th twitter chat explored the Black experience in film.
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#FilmCurious Recap 1/31/17: Democracy in Action

February 1, 2017

• Jessica Martin

On Tuesday, 1/31, we had the first #FilmCurious chat of our #100DaysOfDiversity campaign. Reflecting the first theme of the campaign, we discussed Democracy in Action in relation to our work as filmmakers and storytellers.
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Stats and Articles: Evidence We Need to Make a Change

January 20, 2017

• Jessica Martin

It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to the imbalance of inclusion in the entertainment industry.Actually, it is easy to start, but overwhelming once you do. It’s like opening a door and an avalanche falls through. If there were any doubts about the actual numbers of gender/race/sexual orientation/ability disparity, we’ve collected the numbers for you.Gird your loins.Here are the big 3 resources:2016 UCLA Hollywood Diversity ReportUSC Annenberg Study Inequality in 700 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race, & LGBT Status from 2007 to 2015Geena Davis Institute on Gender in MediaArticles and studies on gender disparity:
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