Latinos Seek Inclusion at #Oscarssowhite
Pasadena, CA. – The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Action Network will announce two demonstrations to target the exclusion of Latinos at the 2018 Academy Awards® that will launch a national campaign protesting the underrepresentation of Latinos in on-screen and behind-the-camera roles in motion pictures.
In an interview in the New York Time Alex Nogales, president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, said, “We are expecting that we are going to have to go to the Academy Awards this year and demonstrate. We’ve tried to push in less hostile ways. But these studios don’t seem to understand anything else.”
The 20-member NHMC Action Network consists of independent writers, producers, actors, and casting, production, and entertainment marketing companies.
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11 am 0 noon, NHMC will hold a pres
s conference to launch a national campaign combatting the exclusion of Latinos in film. Even though Latinos comprise 18 percent of the U.S. population and almost one-quarter of all movie ticket buyers, they along with Native Americans remain the most underrepresented minorities in Hollywood.
Speaking at the press conference will be
- Alex Nogales, NHMC president and chief executive officer
- Gloria Molina, former Los Angeles County Supervisor
- Sonny Skyhawk, founder and chief executive officer of American Indians in Film & Television and founder of First Nations Image Foundation
Press conference to take place at the NHMC Headquarters 55 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
The NHMC welcomes anyone who feels that the exclusion of Latinos, the largest minority in the U.S. at the mainstream entertainment industry awards shows, for lack of lead roles being written.