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Hollywood movies are more ethnically diverse than ever according to a new report from UCLA, which found that women and people of color “have made enormous gains” over the past decade in their share of leading roles in top-performing films.... read more ›
Diversity In Hollywood Will Lead to Versatility in Actors
When there is only one kind of actor, for example, a white male, not every role or idea can be fulfilled. Allowing actors of all backgrounds the same opportunities as these white movie stars can create versatility in their performance and in the film itself.... continue reading ›
The numbers behind the scenes aren't as encouraging, though. Only 6% of the writers, directors and producers of U.S.-produced films are Black.... view details ›
A ripple effect
But the study also found that women and people of color have a harder time raising financing for a film, and when they do, raise less funding for their films – they're more likely to helm a film with a budget of less than $20 million than white men are.... see details ›
|Year||White||Hispanic or Latino|
Movies Shape Culture
Just as movies reflect the anxieties, beliefs, and values of the cultures that produce them, they also help to shape and solidify a culture's beliefs. Sometimes the influence is trivial, as in the case of fashion trends or figures of speech.... continue reading ›
But more importantly, black and white changes a movie thematically, providing atmosphere, tone, and visually providing stark contrasts and a dreamlike view of the world. It can at once make a film feel more real (like time period accurate film and photographs) while making it feel unreal (real life is in color).... continue reading ›
Media representation allows them to know that people aren't their stereotypes and that they are diverse and have all sorts of traits not based solely on their identity. It's incredibly important that people are aware of and understand other cultures.... view details ›
Distribution of lead actors in movies in the United States from 2011 to 2021, by ethnicity.
Black talent is underrepresented across the industry, particularly off-screen (Exhibit 1). Our research on positions of creative control reveals that less than 6 percent of the writers, directors, and producers of US-produced films are Black.... view details ›
Movie theater audience in the U.S. & Canada 2018-2021, by ethnicity. In 2021, approximately 54 percent of moviegoers in the United States and Canada identified as Caucasian and/or White. Viewers who identified as Hispanic and/or Latino accounted for 24 percent of the total.... continue reading ›
As technology advances, so do the issues that come with it. One of the biggest issues facing the entertainment industry is piracy. It is illegal under federal law to copy or reproduce someone else's work without their permission, not to mention it is also unethical.... see details ›
Motion pictures can highlight social issues from economic and environmental justice, women's health, violence against women, worker rights, homelessness, discrimination and poverty to all forms of human rights abuses. Good films can raise awareness and be a start to addressing local and global issues.... see more ›
Society contains many themes, ideas, stories and events for movies to portray onscreen. If the filmmaker uses the substance well, they are able to tap into the emotions the influences do and leave the audience with a powerful emotional message. This is where film influences society.... read more ›
Diversity in popular movies and television series matters because an accurate portrayal of society affects both the over-and under-represented groups of society. Whereas an inaccurate, often offensive portrayal is harmful to both entire communities and also individual people.... continue reading ›
The Oscars were lambasted back in 2015 for a lack of diversity in all four acting categories. Only white actors were nominated, which prompted the Twitter campaign #OscarsSoWhite.... read more ›
Diverse representation also opens up new and better opportunities. For example, there is a specific lack of acting opportunities available to non-white actors simply because scripts insist on white characters. Inclusivity in scripts creates varied roles, which create more opportunities for non-white actors.... see details ›
Movie tickets sales in the U.S. & Canada 2015-2021, by buyers' ethnicity. In 2021, people who identified as Caucasian and/or White bought approximately 57 percent of all movie tickets sold in the United States and Canada. Hispanic and/or Latino consumers accounted for 23 percent of the purchases.... see details ›
The most common ethnicity of actors is White (59.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.6%), Black or African American (13.9%) and Asian (6.0%). In 2021, women earned 91% of what men earned.... see details ›
According to Women and Hollywood, in 2020-2021, 34 per cent of independent films considered or employed one or less women, and only 12 per cent of films employed one or less men. The divide between women and men on film sets starts in the classroom, especially when making the sections male dominated.... continue reading ›
Movies can tell us a lot about a culture. They can tell us about the past, the present, and maybe even predict the future. They can reflect values and beliefs. Movies are, in a sense, a way of showing ourselves to the world.... view details ›
Movies are important to society because they reflect culture, change culture, and spur economic growth. Cinema is a reflection of its own society. Movies are important to society because they reflect culture, change culture, and stimulate economic growth.... see more ›
A film that is either fully black, or has partial black marks indicates that the film has been fogged. (Exposed to light). Fogging could arise in the following stages: Loading a film into a camera.... view details ›
Black and white (B&W) film is cheaper than color. You can often find it in reduced prices. Two: Developing B&W film in a lab usually costs a bit more than C-41 color. However, it's easy to develop B&W film yourself at home.... continue reading ›
Product displacement is the removing of trademarked products from primarily visual media in order to avoid the payment of licensing fees, if the trademark owner objects, or if the broadcaster would prefer not to publicise a product for free, if the owners have not paid for it to be included in a programme.... read more ›
For this reason, diverse representation on television is critical, raising awareness, empowering individuals of historically oppressed groups, and expanding career opportunities for underrepresented groups in entertainment.... continue reading ›
the real-life importance of diverse characters, stories, and styles. Not only does representation in animation impact the viewer's sense of self, but also reduces hostility between different social groups.... continue reading ›
Continually seeing characters on screen that do not represent one's identity causes people to feel inferior to the identities that are often represented: White, abled, thin, straight, etc. This can lead to internalized bigotry such as internalized racism, internalized sexism or internalized homophobia.... see details ›
Non-original movies can, and sometimes do, still wow audiences. However, it is clear that the movie industry is lacking creativity. While past generations have seen the release of countless original classics, many of today's movies have gotten repetitive and over-done.... see details ›
|Female persons, percent|| 50.5%|
|Race and Hispanic Origin|
|White alone, percent|| 75.8%|
|Black or African American alone, percent(a)|| 13.6%|
The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.... view details ›
Study Finds Women, People of Color Still Underrepresented as Movie Leads. Among the lead or co-leads in 2021's 100 highest-grossing films, 41 percent were women, and 32 percent hailed from a historically excluded race or ethnicity, according to the latest research brief from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.... view details ›
Some of the most underrepresented people in television include Asian and Pacific Islanders (APAs), African Americans, Latinos and members Page 8 UNDERREPRESENTED AND PRIME-TIME TV 5 of the LGBT community. These groups are usually considered minorities.... see more ›
Who Goes to the Movies?
|RACE||TICKETS SOLD||PERCENT OF POPULATION|
|White||55%, 682 million||61%, 212.46 million|
|Hispanic||23%, 285 million||18%, 62.69million|
|Black||12%, 149 million||12%, 41.80 million|
|Asian||7%, 86.8 million||6%, 20.90 million|
Frequency of going to the movies in the U.S. 2022, by gender
As of May 2022, almost half (46 percent) of male adults surveyed online in the United States said they went to the movies often or sometimes. Among women, the combined share stood at 37 percent.... see more ›
The rise of streaming services has contributed to the decline of turnout in theaters. Going to the movies is a beloved experience for many, but has become less popular as of late. In 2021, a notably high 61% of Americans skipped out on the moviegoing experience.... read more ›
After COVID-19 slumps, the global entertainment industry is set to rebound, a new PwC report says. Online data consumption spiked 30% during pandemic. Many consumption patterns and consumer habits learned during the pandemic will become embedded. Live music and cinema are expected to bounce back.... read more ›
What's the biggest sector of the U.S. Media and Entertainment industry? Streaming services are by far the largest sector of the U.S. Media and Entertainment industry. In total, annual video revenue reached $217.5 billion in 2021 and is poised to reach $427.8 billion by 2026.... continue reading ›
- Online vs Reality. Social media itself is not the problem. ...
- Increased usage. The more time spent on social media can lead to cyberbullying, social anxiety, depression, and exposure to content that is not age appropriate.
- Social Media is addicting. ...
- Fear of Missing Out. ...
- Self-image issues.
- Pre-emptively protecting the subject.
- Preventing resale of images.
- Sharing decision making.
- Sharing control of fine cut.
- Paying subjects.
A motion picture content rating system classifies films based on their suitability for audiences due to their treatment of issues such as sex, violence, or substance abuse; their use of profanity; or other matters typically deemed unsuitable for children or adolescents.... see details ›
It is simply a creative decision on color timing used to impose an aesthetic on the visual narrative. Movies are intended primarily to be exhibited in a theatrical setting. The relative darkness sometimes seems excessive when viewed in home exhibition, where you are viewing in less than nearly full dark conditions.... see more ›
The U.S. movie industry is worth $95.45 billion as of 2022.
Surprisingly, the movie industry continued to grow slowly throughout the pandemic. The industry is expected to have a CAGR of 4.1% from 2018 to 2025.... see details ›
The rise of streaming services has contributed to the decline of turnout in theaters. Going to the movies is a beloved experience for many, but has become less popular as of late. In 2021, a notably high 61% of Americans skipped out on the moviegoing experience.... view details ›
At this point in the series, things are getting pretty depressing. Voldemort was at the height of his power, Hogwarts was drained of its spirit, and the golden trio was on a dangerous quest that tested their physical, emotional and mental limits. So it makes sense why the visuals are dark and depressing.... continue reading ›
Too dark is often an issue with streaming HDR content and your TV. Try playing some regular HD or SD content from the Disney+ app and see if it is still too dark, if it is then HDR is probably the main issue.... continue reading ›
Why is Batman so dark? A couple of reasons, the first is because he's so angry that his parents are dead (we all know the story of why he became Batman) but this is not the most important reason. The most important reason is to strike fear into the hearts of his enemies.... read more ›
Cinema of the United States.
|Cinema of the United States (Hollywood)|
|No. of screens||40,393 (2017)|
|• Per capita||14 per 100,000 (2017)|
More and more movie and show production is becoming profit-driven. Because of this, the people that produce them only try to make them more marketable rather than actually made well done and full of artistic flair. People nowadays care more about explosions, sound, and color rather than plot and dialogue.... continue reading ›
Let's take a look into Nollywood and how it became the fastest growing film industry in the world.... view details ›
Most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018.
|Characteristic||Share of respondents|
it exerts a tremendous effect on people's psychology. People are exposed to all kinds of emotions in cinema within a short span of 2 to 3 hours. Love, hatred, vengeance, savage violence, rape and many other undesirable activities are shown within such a short period of time.... read more ›
It's 2022, and color film shooters are panicking. Their favorite films are disappearing, prices are increasing, and supply shortages are limiting availability around the world. The production of color film simply has not been able to keep up with the ever-increasing demand.... see more ›