In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite and The 88th Academy Awards round the corner, now seems a GREAT time to be talking about improving diversity in Hollywood!
As any regular Bang2writer knows, B2W is always up for diversity, especially when it comes to female characters, but also marginalised voices in ALL spheres, including (but not limited to), BAME, disabled, and LGBT people – in front AND behind the camera.
So many thanks to DuSable Productions who have been in contact with this VERY eye-opening infographic, below!
As I mention in my book, Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays, we hear ALOT about this mythical demographic of 15-25 year old white males being the most sought-after movie-going audience. However, in recent years research has shown this is NOT the case when it comes down to what’s being spent – and by whom. Time for Hollywood to reflect this?
So DO make sure you check out DuSable Productions’ current screenwriting competition: they’re seeking diverse writers for a movie project. Full details under the infographic. Good luck if you enter!
DuSable Productions has launched a screenwriting competition, seeking a writer of diversity to develop a film adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ira Berkow’s non-fiction book: “The DuSable Panthers: The Greatest, Blackest, Saddest Team from the Meanest Street in Chicago.”
Winner will receive $5,000 writing stipend and will develop the screenplay with the rest of the Production team. To enter, send an original screenplay to the link by March 25th, CLICK HERE.
For more information, check out www.dusableproductions.com.