THURSDAY: New Initiative Aimed at Movie Studios to Improve Diversity in Film to be Announced by Members of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition
Coalition Members Plan to Hold the Film Industry Accountable to Communities of Color, Building off Successful Efforts in TelevisionMembers of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition, which has met annually with the top four television networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) since 2000, will discuss its new initiative to meet with the top 6 motion picture studios – Sony, Warner Bros. , Fox, Universal, Paramount and Disney – at a press conference in Pasadena on Thursday, February 4, at 9:30 a.m. The coalition members include the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC), and American Indians in Film and Television (AIFT). WHAT: Members of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition to discuss commitments needed from major motion picture studios for films that reflect our diverse world WHEN: Thursday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m. WHERE: National Hispanic Media Coalition 55 S. Grand Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 WHO:
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications.
American Indians in Film and Television (AIFT) is an advocacy group that endeavors to defend and enhance the interests of American Indians in the mediums of film, television and telecommunications.
The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) advocates for the visibility and inclusion of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the entertainment and media industries. APAMC members are Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, East West Players, Japanese American Citizens League, Media Action Network for Asian Americans, National Federation of Filipino American Associations, OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Visual Communications.]]>