Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law

The CBS Network and Diversity in Hollywood

The Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law Program

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies


The Critical Race Studies Program

Present a Discussion Forum on

The CBS Network and Diversity in Hollywood

            Knowledgeable and influential speakers will discuss the origins and practices of the CBS Network Diversity Program and the circumstances that gave rise to formalizing the effort to diversify network casting and employment, and how and why the Program has developed over its history. The complex, vertically-integrated manner in which the Program is supported from the top down within the CBS corporate structure will be examined.

            Diversity in Hollywood will also be put into statistical focus by findings detailed in the groundbreaking 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report: Making Sense of the Disconnect, believed to be the largest and most comprehensive look to date at diversity in the entertainment industry, part of a series of analyses that will be done for the Bunche Center's Hollywood Advancement Project.

            The presenters include:

Fern Orenstein, Senior Vice-President, Casting at CBS Entertainment

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Vice President of CBS Diversity and Communications

Rick Najera, Director, Writer, and Executive Producer

Darnell Hunt, Ph.D., Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American     Studies at UCLA and Professor of Sociology

Moderated by Lev Ginsburg, Esq., Partner, Ginsburg Daniels LLP

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Room 1347 at the UCLA School of Law

Both the UCLA academic community and the general public are invited.

Please RSVP to Klibaner@law.ucla.edu

The UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider, and this activity qualifies for 1.0 hour of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society credit.

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. On-campus parking is available for $12 at the Westholme and Hilgard kiosk.

Hollywood Diversity Announcement (PDF Version)