Do Black Lives Matter in Hollywood?

March 4, 2021
Media Law Resource Center and Southwestern Law School

11 am - noon PT | 2 - 3 pm ET

Recent acts of appalling racial injustice have led to predictable gestures of support for the Black community by Hollywood studios, networks, and other entertainment companies.  But do token gestures merely preserve the status quo?  UCLA’s Hollywood Diversity Report for 2020 shows that top jobs in the film and TV industries are overwhelmingly dominated by white males.  This lack of diversity is disheartening – especially because the entertainment industry is the ultimate global image-maker and social influencer.  This panel will examine why parity is important and attainable and what must be done to achieve fair representation in Hollywood that provides platforms for diverse voices mirroring the breadth of our society.

Moderators: Darrell Miller, Partner, Fox Rothschild

  • Derrick Johnson, President, and CEO of the NAACP