Black and fab. 23. Libra. ENFJ.
Bay Area. UC Berkeley Grad: Media Studies.
Writer, artist, illustrator, producer, critic, Disney Princessologist.
Benevolent Media Proprietor in training.
It's also my business standard.
It’s really not a surprise why a lot of men don’t see representation as important: they are fucking drowning in it.
So, apparently some folks are pretty mad that people are boycotting the Ender’s Game movie, saying that it’s screwing over all the people who worked on it and ignoring the fact that Lionsgate is doing its best to counteract Orson Scott Card’s donations to hate groups
Have you seen any changes in the industry in the issues of race, the issue of being a woman, and now being a woman over fifty?
Oh shit. Miss Alfre went there.
Which is exactly where she should’ve gone. Where everybody should be, really.
In an analysis of more than 1,000 television shows that aired on 67 cable and broadcast networks during the 2011–12 season, UCLA researchers studying racial diversity in the entertainment industry found that more viewers were drawn to shows with ethnically diverse lead cast members and writers, while shows reflecting less diversity in their credits attracted smaller audiences.
…Yet, according to the study, released on Oct. 8 at the 27th annual National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications conference in New York, ethnic minorities and women remain woefully underrepresented on both cable and broadcast programs as lead actors, writers and show creators.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE
tom cruise is the last samurai but god forbid there be people of colour in scandinavia
The phrase “#1 movie in America” is literally devoid of meaning
Why Is It So Hard For You To Make A Wonder Woman or Black Widow Origins Movie You Pieces Of Shit ‘We Don’t Have The Money Or Resources’ Is That Why You’re Making Another Hit Batman Movie As If We’ve Never Seen One Before Wow What An Original And ‘Dark And Edgy’ Idea I Hate You: A Memoir
"But no one watches shows featuring mainly POC!"
In my screenwriting class this week, my instructor explained that if you do not signify a race or ethnicity, your character will be assumed to be white. There will be no clarification, no one will ask you to explain, the director and casting agent will create a whites-only casting call for auditions.
This obviously isn’t news. We know that the default for Hollywood is white even though mathematically, according to the demographics of California and the entire world, this is laughably illogical.
I asked him how you signify that you want open casting in your script for any race or ethnicity because you want the best actor for the character.
He didn’t understand and started talking about words like “eurasian” in the descriptive lines following your character’s introduction.
I explained that I wasn’t asking about how to denote racial ambiguity (which is another favorite of Hollywood), rather an actual open casting call that wasn’t limited to white and white passing people.
He said he had never come across this.
Never, in his entire decade+ career, had he ever come across an open casting call.
So when people say shit like, “oh well maybe they just got the best actor for the role!”, they deserve to have their faces slammed into the nearest available surface.
do you know what anansi boys is about?
it’s about the sons of Anansi, an African trickster god
but lets make them white. sure, why the fuck not.
do you not think that every fucking time there is a meeting about making a Luke Cage movie or a Black Panther or a Daughters of the Dragon movie/tv show or a Cloak & Dagger movie/tv show that one of the first fucking things that doesn’t get discussed is whether or not they can turn the black character white?
because if you don’t fucking believe that you actually don’t live in the same reality as the rest of us.
this is why we are not represented on film
because we are not wanted there
we are not wanted there when we try to put ourselves there
we are not wanted when white people try to put us there
we. are. not. wanted.
Distributioners are blatantly REFUSING to put in the effort to make POC movies work.
But white people are whinging because one of the 2107358631985713095893 white characters they got out there is RUMORED to be made into a POC
White supremacy is a hell of a drug.