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Rebecca Sun

Senior Editor, Diversity & Inclusion

Rebecca Sun is Senior Editor of Diversity and Inclusion at The Hollywood Reporter, where she oversees equity and representation. She is an alumna of the Gold House A100 list of the most impactful APIs in culture, and her reporting has won both National Arts & Entertainment Journalism and Southern California Journalism awards from the Los Angeles Press Club as well as a GLAAD Media Award nomination. Sun began her career at Sports Illustrated. A native of the Bay Area, she earned a master’s degree in journalism from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in biology and English from Duke University.

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After Taylor Swift, Who Else Could Rock the Box Office Without a Major Studio?

Team Taylor Swift and AMC Theatres caught Hollywood by surprise when doing an end run around the major studios and hiring AMC Theatres to distribute a secret movie chronicling her blockbuster Eras Tour. The concert pic opened to an estimated $95 million to $97 million opening over the Oct. 13-15 weekend in North America, even […]

With Eye On Live Events Growth, Endeavor Unveils Latino-Focused Consumer Report (Exclusive)

Endeavor is looking to take the Latino market seriously. Its in-house data insights firm, Endeavor Analytics, presented a report on recent U.S. Hispanic and Latino entertainment consumer trends during a Hispanic Heritage Month-themed Endeavor Impact session on Thursday. Titled “Movers of Culture,” the report makes the case for why brands and marketers should be mindful […]

Eugenio Derbez Strips Down for His New Indie ‘Radical’

Despite being a globally renowned actor with nearly a hundred credits to his name, including CODA, Eugenio Derbez was panicked three days before filming began on his latest movie, Radical.  “I was out of my comfort zone,” he tells THR ahead of the film’s screening at the Newport Beach Film Festival as the international spotlight […]

Disney, Universal Host Second Cohort of MPA-EICOP Entertainment Law and Policy Fellowship (Exclusive)

Disney and Universal are the next two studios to participate in the MPA-EICOP Entertainment Law and Policy Fellowship, aimed at diversifying those industry pipelines. Now in its second year, the paid program – a partnership between the Motion Picture Association and the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program – offers two recent law school graduates the […]

The Demographics of Movie Stardom: Who Sells the Most Tickets, Gets the Best Reviews

What makes a box office winner? Conventional wisdom, inferred by the business decisions of studios and distributors, is that movies starring white male protagonists — the most relatable of human beings — are the most reliable guarantor of high ticket grosses. As such, those are the films in which companies place the lion’s share of […]

Sterlin Harjo and Jhane Myers Among Honorees at IllumiNative’s First Indigenous House: LA (Exclusive)

IllumiNative is honoring Native American leaders and artists at the inaugural Los Angeles edition of its Indigenous House. Reservation Dogs showrunner Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Muscogee Creek) and Prey producer Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet) are among the recipients of the first Native Power Builder Awards, alongside NDN Collective director of policy and advocacy Jade Begay (Diné/Tesuque Pueblo), U.S. […]

Danielle Brooks, Quinta Brunson, Sandra Oh to Be Honored at Ghetto Film School Fall Benefit (Exclusive)

Danielle Brooks, Quinta Brunson and Sandra Oh will be honored at Ghetto Film School’s 2023 fall benefit, the nonprofit academy’s biggest fundraising event of the year. “The benefit is our annual opportunity to celebrate the school’s achievements, and those of our students and alumni. Their support, vision and talent has enabled GFS to reach new […]

Serena and Venus Williams Board Diahann Carroll Documentary as Executive Producers (Exclusive)

The Williams sisters are getting back into the producing game. Serena and Venus Williams, along with their sister Isha Price, have joined documentary Between Starshine and Clay: The Hidden Diary of Diahann Carroll as executive producers alongside Katy Barksdale and Valerie Gamache. The project, currently in production, is being co-directed by Susanne Rostock and Carroll’s […]

Participant Launches Education Fund Inspired By Eugenio Derbez’s Upcoming Film ‘Radical’

Participant continues to work at the intersection of film and social impact. In honor of its upcoming release Radical, based on the true story of Mexican schoolteacher Sergio Juárez Correa, who used immersive education techniques to help elevate his students from mostly failing to among the top in the nation, the studio is launching a […]

Culture Shift: A Recent Wave of Biopics Puts Latino Achievement Front and Center

As the ongoing battles in state legislatures over classroom curricula indicate, history – or at least the curation of which stories to teach, and from which perspectives – is subjective. So too is Hollywood’s rich tradition of biopics, which imply to audiences whose lives are worthy of immortalizing on film. Whether in textbooks or onscreen, […]

Anti-Defamation League Launches Media and Entertainment Institute

The Anti-Defamation League has created a media and entertainment institute to focus on improving the understanding of Jewish people and antisemitism in society. “It’s not uncommon to see Jews in movies and television, but it is most common to see Jews boxed into stereotypes and tropes that create a narrow — and often negative — […]

Independent Film Slowly Moves Toward Gender Parity, Study Finds

Independent film has always been seen as faster to give opportunities to people who are historically excluded, and a new report from San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film indicates that continues to be the case. In Indie Women, the center surveyed 754 features screened at 20 major American […]