WEEK IN WOMEN: Hollywood Commission Challenges Claims of Diversity Accomplishment – Brandy McDonnell reports
Not surprisingly, the Hollywood Commission found a gulf between what show business claims it has done to close workplace gaps in diversity and inclusion and what the entertainment industry has actually accomplished in that arena. Founded by Kathleen Kennedy and Nina Shaw, the Hollywood Commission is chaired by Anita Hill.
“Men in Hollywood appear to inhabit a parallel universe when it comes to their overwhelmingly positive perception of progress in welcoming and valuing diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives,” the Hollywood Commission said in releasing its second report from an industry survey.
In what will come as a shock to practically no one who is female, the report revealed deep diversions in the perceptions and experiences of bias and inclusion among men, women and other underrepresented groups in Hollywood.
Women surveyed were about twice as likely as their male colleagues to say they had experienced biased or unfair behavior, The Hollywood Reporter said, citing the report. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.