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Top Films Were More Diverse Than Ever Before, Study Finds

NEW YORK — Hollywood's awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new study finds. USC researchers found that 31 movies had leads or co-leads from an underrepresented racial group, an increase of four films from 20...
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Obamas Unveil Slate of Series, Documentaries for Netflix

NEW YORK — Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform. The Obamas' production company, Higher Ground Production...
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Study: More Diverse Movie Leads in 2018 Than Ever

NEW YORK — The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. ...
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Get Writers Guild Noms

LOS ANGELES — The scripts for "Black Panther" and "A Star Is Born" are among the five films that have been selected to compete for best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. The two blockbusters will compete against "BlacKkKlansman," ''Can...