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    The Diversity Gap in the Academy Awards in Infographic Form

    We've all seen the statistics about the diversity gap at the Oscars before, but they are still shocking and worth repeating.

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    TV: Black Female Creators Discuss Responsibilities, Opportunities

    "Either we are pristine -- wearing suits, very wealthy, more elegant than anybody -- or we have 'Ooooh girl.' To me, we have these extremes on both sides [in pop culture]: the bougie and the rat chick. There's a middle ground we're missing."

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    UCLA Releases Scathing Report on Diversity in Film and TV

    Just when you thought it was safe to be hopeful again, here comes another reality check.

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    Athena FF: Amma Asante's Belle Revisits Jane Austen Through Black POV

    "This is the story of a woman who is loved." Those are the words black British director Amma Asante used to describe her marvelous sophomore feature "Belle" at the Athena Film Festival this past weekend, and they had a palpable emotional impact when Asante uttered them at the film's post-screening...

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    Vanity Fair's Diverse 2014 Hollywood Issue: FINALLY

    How wonderfully refreshing.

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    DGA Diversity Award Winner Shonda Rhimes Is Pissed Off That There Still Needs to Be a Diversity Award

    Accepting the Directors Guild of America's 2014 Diversity Award this past weekend, "Scandal" and "Grey’s Anatomy" creator and showrunner Shonda Rhimes spoke out about how the "comfortable" practice of people hiring who they know has lead to a lack of diversity in Hollywood.

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    Shonda Rhimes "Honored" and "Pissed Off" at DGA Awards

    Rhimes "felt honored" receiving the Diversity Award, but "I was also a little pissed off." "There shouldn't need to be an award. Its very shocking to us that there is much of this lack of diversity in Hollywood in 2014."

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    Disney Helps More Girls See Themselves Onscreen with Multilingual "Let It Go" Video

    Disney has released a 25-language version of "Let It Go," and though the majority of the languages included are European, they do represent several continents. By ensuring that a much larger swath of its global audience feel like they belong in the Magic Kingdom, the studio makes members of ignored ...

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Sydney Freeland

    "I was born and raised on the Navajo reservation, and growing up I never felt like I saw the people and places that I knew represented on film. On a really basic level, I just wanted to tell a story about those people that I knew and give them a chance to be represented on film."

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    To Sue Or Not to Sue: What History Teaches Us About Equality in Hollywood

    Thirty years after a landmark lawsuit, the number of working women directors in the DGA has gone down. Today, only 12-14% of TV episodes are directed by women -- an unfortunate reversal during a time of unprecedented industry growth and abundance, particularly in television. Why?

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