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 0006 — Representation Numbers, Lena Dunham, & #OscarsSoDiverse
episode guest XAVIER BURGIN (@xlnb)
* segment 1, Story of the Week — Diversity Studies (0:00): We discuss the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism’s annual report on representation in film for 2015, plus the Director’s Guild’s study on television gender and ethnic hiring practices. So, we know there’s a problem; what’s the solution? Do “diversity programs” work?
* segment 2, Guest Interview — Xavier Burgin (25:06): We talk to Xavier Burgin about his short film work, and about how long-form tweeting helped him build an audience that will ensure his future filmmaking success. Plus we hear about the time that he challenged Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer on Twitter, and the conference call the three of them had the next morning.
* segment 3, Hurray for Hollywood — #OscarsSoDiverse (55:31): An Indiewire.com article predicts that “2017 will be the most diverse awards season in decades.” Following the #OscarsSoWhite online protests in early 2016 — response to the fact that ALL TWENTY acting nominations went to white performers — we discuss whether we can share IndieWire’s optimism.
Join the conversation! What’s your opinion? Where are we right, where are we wrong? We’re on Twitter: @kirkwrites79 and @digitalderon.
Today’s “I’m one of the voices” intro recorded by Cameo Wood, @cameo. Visit her latest project, realartists.film, @RealArtistsFilm.