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Cable network Fusion, a division of Fusion Media Group (FMG) that focuses on programming for diverse youth, has issued an open call for scripted and unscripted television projects. The emphasis is on generating new opportunities for young storytellers of different ethnic backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, genders, religions and other under-represented areas of creative talent with or without agency connections.
Glamour magazine features Solange, U.S. congresswoman Maxine Waters and more women of color excelling in fields ranging from grassroots organizing to high fashion in this year's "Women of the Year" issue.
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The studio will distribute its first Bollywood film, a historical drama co-produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's banner.
You might already know that despite women making up 47% of the US workforce, they account for only 20% of C-suite roles. What's surprising is that just 66% of companies in corporate America have a gender diversity strategy to try to change this. That's just one of the insights revealed in the Women in the Workplace 2017 report, a recent study conducted by Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit organization LeanIn.org in partnership with McKinsey & Company.
About a third of Latinos in America say they've been personally discriminated against when it comes to applying for jobs, being paid equally or considered for promotions - and when trying to rent a room or apartment or buy a house. Slightly more (37 percent) say they've personally experienced racial or ethnic slurs because of their race or ethnicity.
Breaking down the demographic of the writers' room in terms of race and gender, a new study from Color of Change has exposed the dearth of black writers in Hollywood, and the ways in which systemic exclusion of people of color in writers' rooms affects how television shows-which hold the key to shaping the perceptions of millions of viewers-handle sensitive subjects such as incarceration and immigration on screen.