MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: March 3, 2018
CONTACT: Clarissa Corona 213.718.0732 email@example.com
SATURDAY, MARCH 3: AS HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES 90TH OSCARS®, DEMONSTRATION MARKS DECADES OF LATINO UNDERREPRESENTATION BY FILM INDUSTRY EXECUTIVESHOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – As Hollywood prepares to celebrate the 90th Oscars® awards ceremony, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Action Network will hold the second of two demonstrations protesting the decades-long exclusion of Latinos from on-screen and behind-the-camera roles by motion picture executives. The demonstrations launch a national campaign targeting studio executives attending the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences events. The campaign is part of NHMC’s ongoing efforts to increase positive media portrayals of Latinos and increase Latino employment in the film industry. The March 3 protest follows a similar Jan. 23 demonstration and NHMC’s Impact Awards gala, held Feb. 23, which recognizes the contributions of Latinos to the television and motion picture industry. The NHMC Action Network represents independent writers and producers, and casting, production and entertainment marketing companies. WHEN Saturday, March 3, 2018 11 a.m. – Demonstration 11:30 a.m. – Program WHY Greater Los Angeles is home to the film and television industry and the largest Latino population in the U.S., whose 56 million Latinos represent 18 percent of the country’s population and 24 percent of all movie ticket buyers. Yet, Latinos remain one of the most underrepresented minorities in Hollywood.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino community, ensuring that we are fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that our voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet.
We exist to challenge executives and influencers throughout the entertainment and news industry to eliminate barriers for Latinos to express themselves and be heard through every type of medium. NHMC works to bring decision-makers to the table to open new opportunities for Latinos to create, contribute and consume programming that is inclusive, free from bias and hate rhetoric, affordable and culturally relevant.