Skip to comments.Paramount Responds To Latino Leaders’ Boycott Call Over “Dismal” Hiring Of Latinos In Films
Posted on 07/31/2018 2:46:10 PM PDT by EdnaMode
UPDATED with Paramount statement, 10:50 AM: Paramount Pictures has issued this statement about the call for boycott: We recently met with NHMC in a good faith effort to see how we could partner as we further drive Paramounts culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Under our new leadership team, we continue to make progress including ensuring representation in front of and behind the camera in upcoming films such as Dora the Explorer, Instant Family, and Limited Partners and welcome the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with the Latinx creative community further.
EARLIER: Paramount Pictures was singled out today by Hispanic leaders for its dismal numbers in the hiring of Latino and Latina actors, writers and directors. Speaking at a news conference in Pasadena, leaders of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the National Latino Media Council called for the public to join them in a boycott to force the studio to sign a Memorandum of Understanding detailing how they are going to solve their Latino exclusion problem.
The groups said that 20 of Paramounts 100 top-grossing films in 2016-17 had seven Latinos out of 160 of the top eight credited actors, one Latino director and zero Latino writers.
The groups originally said they would wait to hear Paramounts response, but there were Boycott Paramount films signs at NHMC headquarters today, and Brenda Victoria Castillo, NHMCs president and CEO-elect, made the groups stance clear: Boycott Paramount Pictures today, she said.
The whole Latino community is going to boycott their films, said NHMC president and CEO Alex Nogales, adding that he and a delegation met with Paramount execs in late June to urge them to sign a memorandum of understanding but got nowhere. The groups are planning a demonstration August 25 in front of Paramount to deliver a petition.
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All I can say is I’m dang glad I’m not a shareholder.
Modest fellow, isn't he?
They are going to love the sons of anarchy spinoff Mayans I’m which the hispanic actors portray vicious gansters
Maybe there are NO Edward James Olmos’ out there and you can’t cast Jimmy Smits and Benjamin Bratt in EVERY pic.
Just so long as they are also gay, lesbian or transgender. [/sarc]
This is ridiculous! Most of us are Caucasians-so these demands/boycott threats are about ethnicity and surnames? My family/maiden surname is Latino-so am I entitled to be in a movie, too?
I liked Sons of Anarchy...
More movies like in the Machete Collection (2010-2013) ,LOL
animal kingdom has a SOA vibe. I’ll check out Mayans soon
Dora the Explorer does not rhyme . . . Dora the Explora or Dorer the Explorer is correct
Their TV stations clog up cable and the radio spectrum, while driving up subscriber fees. Don't tell me that the "latinos" aren't pandered to hand over foot.
Do Bollywood film companies also have to tolerate these inanities?
Gays threaten to boycott and the media jumps through hoops.
Hispanics threaten to boycott and the media jumps through hoops.
Blacks threaten to boycott and the media jumps through hoops.
Conservatives threaten to boycott and the media yells and screams Y YOU ATTACK US U HATEFUL PEOPLE
....when we do a remake of The Alamo"
Maybe people should be able to hire who the eff they want.
“The whole Latino community is going to boycott their films, said NHMC president and CEO Alex Nogales”
Hardly. Latinos are not a monolithic block like blacks are. They do not march in lock step with all leftest organizations.
Cubans != Mexicans != Guatemalans != Columbians != Puerto Ricans != Spaniards, etc. etc.
Ms Alex Nogales is going to be disapointed in his failed boycott.
Jews would also be over represented in Hollywood. One wonders when theyll start attacking that fact. Could be trouble in the liberal paradise.
To be clear this is not a statement of antisemitism. Just a fact of ugly repercussions that might be coming if they go fully down the road.
Since there has already been a movie about 2 Native American tribes engaged in a war and killing the POWs from the other side-”Apocalypto”-a remake of the Spanish Inquisition would be a good one-or maybe Cortez and a bunch of Natives vs the Aztecs with everybody raping and pillaging the cities and countryside...
The left eats its own !
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