Warner Bros. Discovery Excludes Latinos on their Board

With the recent announcement of their new board, I have realized that when it comes to Warner Bros. Discovery, their definition of “diversity” doesn’t include Latinos.
While we congratulate these new board members, especially those board members of color, on their appointments, having no Latino representation on the board of the newly combined Warner Bros. Discovery is unacceptable, period.
Consider this: Latinos make up approximately 40% of the population in California – where Warner Brothers was originally founded – but are the least represented at the executive level and board of director positions.
By failing to bring Latino representation to the boardroom, Warner Bros. Discovery is not only missing a crucial opportunity to build bridges with our community, but also shortchanging the next generation of Latinx writers, directors and artists in Hollywood and beyond – and also fans around the world.
Latinos have a buying power of $1.7 trillion, and account for 25 percent of movie tickets sold. If companies like Warner Bros. Discovery want our community to keep consuming their content, it’s time to see more of us have a seat at the table.
Yours in the Movement,
Brenda Victoria Castillo
President & CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition