FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 22, 2018
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
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
11 a.m.-12 p.m.