Ri-Karlo Handy Reflects On Disparity In Diversifying Hollywood, Barriers For New Talent & “High-Touch Solutions”

Jun 18, 2022

June 18, 2022
Ri-Karlo Handy

Two years ago, following George Floyd’s horrifying murder and civil unrest that followed, every industry including Hollywood scrambled to solve for their lack of diversity. Various IATSE locals formed diversity committees for the first time, studios brought in consultants to learn about what they should do, and every BIPOC professional I know got the same calls I got: “Looking for a Black showrunner, editor, camera operator, etc.,” followed by “do you have a list of candidates we can interview?”

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