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What Filmmakers Can Do about the Diversity Problem in Hollywood

This podcast episode comes straight from the heart. Diversity in the film industry is a MAJOR problem. The numbers do not lie.

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Original Source: Fusion.net

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Original Source: GirlTalkHQ.com

The film business needs to have many points of view and not just a select few. The more points of view you have, the better the industry as a how will be.

Filmmakers can not use their gender or race as an excuse for “not making it“. The diversity problem in Hollywood is SLOWLY getting better. Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma, has become the first African-American female director to helm a major studio film with a $100 million dollar budget. (Source: Business Insider)

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Original Source: The Hollywood Reporter and The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies

There are many examples of industry-changing. Robert Rodriguez, Guillermo del Toro, Tyler Perry, Spike Lee, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Ava DuVernay, Gale Anne Hurd, Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, Justin Lin, and many more have cracked the diversity wall.

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Original Source: Fusion

Now that being said, I’m not saying it has been easy for the filmmakers I’ve listed. It was DAMN HARD! Things are changing but EXTREMELY slowly. I’ve never allowed being Latino to stop me from creating my own opportunities. Indie Filmmakers have to create their own opportunities and stop waiting around for “Hollywood” to give it to them. I hope this episode inspires filmmakers to go out and make it happen…no matter what!

Keep hustlin’ my friends!

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  1. Jim Henson on August 4, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Great podcast. This podcast comes from a place of empowerment. I get tired of reading people saying that Tyler Perry and Oprah need to open up their wallets and save their communities. It is not their job to give them a handout. Hell, look at Walakiwood in Uganda. That guy doesn’t take no for an answer. Success isn’t handed to someone like it’s some sort of entitlement. It’s EARNED, and if people are more interested spending time complaining and blaming others and not doing their work, they have no one to blame but themselves.