Replacing Hollywood’s racial double standard with a merit-based system would help right long-standing wrongs, says actor, author and straight-talker Hill Harper.
For six seasons, viewers could not get enough of Masterpiece's Downton Abbey. Now as fans drown their sorrows in a cup of strong Yorkshire tea, producers and cast look back on an astounding television event, which schooled Yanks on Britain's bygone days while setting ratings records for PBS.
After Ugly Betty, America Ferrera's next TV project had to speak to her in a meaningful way. That show turned out to be NBC's Superstore, a working-class comedy with heart — and equal-opportunity casting.
A study found that only one-third of speaking roles in film and TV in 2014-15 went to women, while the male-female ratio among directors was a dismal 5.6 to 1. But women are finding support in various sectors of the industry.