Diversity

How can the industry achieve an INTERVENTION on diversity?

- Should radical changes or a 'nudge' be the goal?

- the gender gap; Other industries are light-years ahead in closing the gender gap, and discussions have emerged from the World Economic Forum about 50-50 gender quotas being mandated - and perhaps even legislated- for board and panel representations. Is our industry making enough progress on these issues, or are mandated quotas the only solution?

- CASTING
Should casting principles or codes of conduct be introduced or mandated - eg to stop people of color being played by white actors? What about transgender roles?

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/rooney-mara-casting-n...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/03/jared-leto-oscar-transgender_n_...
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/188987-Following-Casting-of-Rooney-...

- How can the industry ensure better roles for women and people of color, on and off screen?
http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/kristin-scott-thomas-quits-movies

- The Bechdel test; Can it be introduced to cinemas worldwide?
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/27/swedish-cinema-bech...
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/03/films-bechdel-test-more-prof...

- The casting couch: What can Hollywood do about it?
http://www.deadline.com/2010/10/hollywood-has-to-stop-behaving-like-this/
‘This industry runs on commerce - no money, no game’!
http://www.filmfare.com/interviews/casting-couch-does-exist-taaha-shah-3...
Marilyn Monroe described Hollywood as an overcrowded brothel
http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2012/10/16/susan-sarandon-gwyneth...

Other articles
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/18/kirsten-dunst-casting-couch_n_5...
http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2012/10/16/susan-sarandon-gwyneth...
http://radaronline.com/photos/casting-couch-horror-stories-photos-slides...

INITIATIVES:
http://www.sundance.org/press-center/release/sundance-institute-women-in...