About This Show
Mass media has a long history of leaving many voices underrepresented–both in its depiction of race and gender roles and in the degree to which white males dominate the very creation of entertainment. Television writer Kirk Moore (American Crime) and internet producer Deron Sedy (brevityTV) discuss with industry guests how Hollywood fails women and minorities, and what steps can be taken towards positive change.
Most Recent Episode
Hollywood Inclusive 0008 — Dr. Strange Director Answers ‘Whitewashing’ Criticism, Lil Wayne, Hollywood’s Paper Consumption
guest DMA (@PlanetDMA)
* segment 1, Story of the Week — Dr. Strange (0:00): Marvel’s Kevin Feige states a new commitment to diversity in comic book movies. Dr. Strange director Scott Derickson gave an interview to Daily Beast about how he was TRYING to be sensitive to the audience in portrayal of Asian characters, but in doing so made a choice to delete an opportunity for an Asian actor. DMA questions #WhoWasInTheRoom when approving that decision.
* segment 2, Guest Interview (23:47): DMA tells us how she shifted from her studies in politics and how it led her into the entertainment industry, then into software, and from there back into entertainment.
* segment 3, State of the Industry — Casting on Network TV (47:14): An appraisal from USA Today gives grades on cast diversity to each of the major networks, and concludes that money still drives decisions. Plus, Variety published a piece this week discussing how casting directors now feel pressure to represent today’s America.
* segment 4, What Pissed You Off? — Celebrities & Politics (1:05:55): Lil Wayne and Susan Sarandon shot their mouths off this week. Should anyone care?
* segment 5, Hurray for Hollywood — iPad Script Tracking (1:15:46): A writers assistant has come up with script draft management software that will save tons of paper in the television production process.
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