Black inequality in film: An Infographic

2013 was a landmark year in Black film with such box office smashes as The Best Man Holiday and Lee Daniel’s The Butler and critical darlings like 12 Years A Slave and Fruitvale Station making a significant mark on mainstream culture. After a decade in which black cinema has been limited to just a few established filmmakers, there appears to be real momentum in Hollywood towards encouraging new and daring voices in Black film, as epitomized by 12 Years a Slave’s Academy Award for Best Picture last month.

By putting together this infographic on the state of Black inequality in Hollywood, our goal is to present a series of talking points to initiate a discussion on the role of African Americans in Hollywood and what performers, filmmakers, and audience members can do to promote real equality in Hollywood.

New York Film Academy takes a look at black inequality in film

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