WrapPRO Roundtable: Inside the Shift Toward Multicultural Representation on Screen | Video

Diane Haithman
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The representation of multicultural characters on screen in 2021 shows early signs of moving toward a reality that is more reflective of today’s society. For years, Hollywood’s attempt at diversity on screen usually meant a single, one-dimensional character of color in a sea of white faces, Darrell Miller, partner at Fox Rothschild, said during the latest WrapPRO Roundtable moderated by TheWrap’s Diane Haithman. “You wouldn’t even begin to talk about a mixed person who would perhaps be Latin and Black, or, as Kamala Harris is, Indian and Black,” he said. “That was never part of the discussion, but it’s part of the discussion now.” Darnell Brisco, head of growth for the Los Angeles BOND creative marketing agency, said he had been observing the shift prior to Harris’ groundbreaking election as the first Black, Asian and woman elected to the office of Vice President of the United States. However, he noted that her presence on the national scene forced newscasters and journalists to rethink the way they have traditionally spoken of racial identity. “You found people tripping up at times, as they tried to describe all the things she is,” Brisco said. “And the thing that I found really unique, and...

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