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Rebecca Sun

Senior Editor, Diversity & Inclusion

Rebecca Sun is Senior Editor of Diversity and Inclusion at The Hollywood Reporter, where she oversees equity and representation. She is an alumna of the Gold House A100 list of the most impactful APIs in culture, and her reporting has won both National Arts & Entertainment Journalism and Southern California Journalism awards from the Los Angeles Press Club as well as a GLAAD Media Award nomination. Sun began her career at Sports Illustrated. A native of the Bay Area, she earned a master’s degree in journalism from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in biology and English from Duke University.

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Participant Launches Education Fund Inspired By Eugenio Derbez’s Upcoming Film ‘Radical’

Participant continues to work at the intersection of film and social impact. In honor of its upcoming release Radical, based on the true story of Mexican schoolteacher Sergio Juárez Correa, who used immersive education techniques to help elevate his students from mostly failing to among the top in the nation, the studio is launching a […]

Culture Shift: A Recent Wave of Biopics Puts Latino Achievement Front and Center

As the ongoing battles in state legislatures over classroom curricula indicate, history – or at least the curation of which stories to teach, and from which perspectives – is subjective. So too is Hollywood’s rich tradition of biopics, which imply to audiences whose lives are worthy of immortalizing on film. Whether in textbooks or onscreen, […]

Anti-Defamation League Launches Media and Entertainment Institute

The Anti-Defamation League has created a media and entertainment institute to focus on improving the understanding of Jewish people and antisemitism in society. “It’s not uncommon to see Jews in movies and television, but it is most common to see Jews boxed into stereotypes and tropes that create a narrow — and often negative — […]

Independent Film Slowly Moves Toward Gender Parity, Study Finds

Independent film has always been seen as faster to give opportunities to people who are historically excluded, and a new report from San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film indicates that continues to be the case. In Indie Women, the center surveyed 754 features screened at 20 major American […]

M88 Bolsters Digital Talent Services As Sister Firm UNCMMN Is Folded In to Company (Exclusive)

M88, the management company launched in 2020 to focus on clients from the global majority, is growing its family. The firm is merging with sister company UNCMMN, which was founded in 2019 also to represent historically excluded talent, but in new media. Both firms got off the ground through strategic investments from Macro, the media […]

Culture Shift: What Community-Based Nonprofits Are Doing During the Strikes

Since launching its summer lab for entertainment professionals with disabilities in 2019, RespectAbility has learned to pivot. The onset of the pandemic meant going fully virtual for the following two years, and by 2022 it seemed like the disability advocacy nonprofit had found its groove, intending to maintain both a virtual as well as an […]

Rotten Tomatoes Forms Three New Partnerships to Support LGBTQ, Asian Pacific Islander and Black Entertainment Critics

In the five years since Rotten Tomatoes launched its Critics Outreach and Grant Program, the platform has given more than $600,000 to diversify the field of entertainment criticism, including $500,000 to media inclusion scholarships and other initiatives and $100,000 for networking events. In addition, among the 1,000-plus critics it has added to its famous Tomatometer, […]

Unforgettable Gala to Open Award Categories to International Asian and Pacific Islander Talent (Exclusive)

For its 21st edition, the Unforgettable Gala, which annually fetes Asian Americans in entertainment, arts and culture, will officially be opening its awards categories to talent from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Although the event has in the past honored Asian stars with crossover impact such as Minha Kim (Pachinko), Shohei Ohtani and Psy, the […]

Culture Shift: Asian Representation in Movies Rose 12.5 Percent in 16 Years, Study Finds

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative has released its signature comprehensive report on the diversity of movies in front of and behind the camera. Analyzing the 100 highest-grossing movies at the box office each year since 2007, AI2’s sample size has now reached 1,600 titles and 69,858 […]

Women Star in Majority of the Most Popular TV Shows, Study Finds

For the first time since the Hollywood gender parity coalition ReFrame was formed in 2017 by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film, the majority of the most popular shows on television and streaming were toplined by women. According to the ReFrame Report on Gender & Hiring in TV, 108 (54 percent) of the top […]

‘Blue Beetle’: How Grassroots Backers Are Trying to Boost the Latino-Led Superhero Movie

Two years ago, Xolo Maridue?a made a surprise appearance on the red carpet of Warner Bros.’ DC feature The Suicide Squad. It was a coming-out party of sorts, as the night before, at a surprise dinner thrown by DC executives, the Cobra Kai actor learned he had nabbed his biggest role yet: starring as the […]

Issa Rae’s ColorCreative Reveals Inaugural Find Your People Program Cohort (Exclusive)

ColorCreative, the management/production company founded by Issa Rae and Deniese Davis, is revealing the inaugural cohort for its Find Your People Program, first announced in February. FYPP is unique in that it provides training, resources and mentorship to creatives from seven different filmmaking fields, grouping them together to form interdisciplinary production teams to develop, pitch […]