DEAR Hollywood: Advancing Latinx Representation
DEAR Hollywood will make Latinx inclusion an industry standard by securing commitments from leaders in television, broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms to the five pillars outlined below.
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The Five Pillars
- 1. No stories about us without us
- 2. Greenlight our projects
- 3. Represent all aspects of our lives and culture
- 4. Put a limit on repeating levels
- 5. Hire us for non-Latinx projects
At a recent event held at UTA, Tanya Saracho presented on the third pillar, Represent All Aspects of Our Lives and Culture. Said Saracho: “Audiences, Latine and otherwise, are tired of watching us in the same cliched roles and writers are tired of being commissioned to write them,” she said. “But it’s not just that. Many studies mention the consequences of omission or toxic representation in the form of stereotypes. Representation, as we’ve heard, affects perception. The cultivation theory claims that over time, media shapes how audiences perceive the world around them. And this is what we want to be considered when executives are weighing what kind of Latine stories to develop.”Read More
DEAR Hollywood is co-produced by Harness with Untitled Latinx Project (ULP). ULP is a community of leading Latinx creatives who aim to increase Latinx representation in television, broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms. The ULP leaders and trailblazing showrunners—Tanya Saracho (Vida), Gloria Calderón Kellett (One Day at A Time) and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Rutherford Falls)—approached Harness for help with identifying partners and securing commitments from Hollywood power brokers.
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