TUES JAN. 23: NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION ACTION NETWORK TO TARGET 2018 ACADEMY AWARDS
PASADENA, CALIF. – The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Action Network will announce two demonstrations to target the exclusion of Latinos at the 2018 Academy Awards® that will launch a national campaign protesting the underrepresentation of Latinos in on-screen and behind-the-camera roles in motion pictures.
The 20-member NHMC Action Network consists of independent writers, producers, actors, and casting, production, and entertainment marketing companies.
Launch of a national campaign combatting the exclusion of Latinos in film. Even though Latinos comprise 18 percent of the U.S. population and almost one-quarter of all movie ticket buyers, they along with Native Americans remain the most underrepresented minorities in Hollywood.
Alex Nogales, NHMC president and chief executive officer
Gloria Molina, former Los Angeles County Supervisor
Sonny Skyhawk, founder and chief executive officer of American Indians in Film & Television and founder of First Nations Image Foundation
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.