Casting Incluido

by a director with no sense of comedy.

Stop Stereotyping Latinas

[Video: Stop Stereotyping Latinas by Mic]

We need Latinos in the arts more than ever, if you are unhappy with the way that Latinos are represented, the only thing you can do is create things to change that.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Though it is not always easy to talk to people in power about better representation, it has worked, have a look at some of Sofia Vergara‘s experience with ABC’s Modern Family :

“And now the writers know more about the Latin culture than when I started doing the show, and they know me better, too. So at this point, I pretty much follow the script.

The Barranquilla-born star added that in the beginning the show’s writers were a bit lost when it came to how to portray Colombians.

“One time we were at a party with Colombians [in a scene], and the Colombians were dressed like Mexicans,” Vergara said. “So I went to the writers and was like, ‘Colombians don’t dress like that.’ Little things like that, but now they’re really good about it.”

[Video: I’m Not Your Fetish by Andrea Lausell]


Colapso Short Film

[Video: Colapso, directed by Edmoud Morales Tirado]

El año pasado trabaje en este cortometraje. 🙂

Proyecto Final: Cine y Video

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People of Color on Why Stories Matter

[Video: Why Stories Matter by Dylan Marron for NerdCon]

[Video: Diversity by TIFF with Ava DuVernary]

There are too many to count. I have been doing this for 25 years, and in that time span, there are way too many to count. And they’re very slick about it. They can’t really say that out loud, but you know what it is because they go a “different way.” And then you see it done and you see what the different way was each and every time. And it was the white way. [From Huffington Post]

[Video: Guillermo del Toro on The Strain Diversity for Access Hollywood]



[Video: Don’t just Talk about Whitewashing by Phillip Wang]


[Video: ‘Latinos Come In Many Shades’ by Gina Rodriguez for HuffPostLive]

“We’ve been talking about change for the last 100 years, honestly — you know, whether it’s the images that are put out there or the lack of images that are put out there, and it’s time,” she said. “Of course it’s changed, but has it changed as rapidly as we would like it to change? No. You’re up against a great deal of learned behavior, a great deal of a systemic kind of prejudice. That is hard to unravel.” – Gina Torres

[Video: Audiences Can Fix the Diversity Problem in Hollywood by Diego Luna for Variety]

This last one may be a bit too much but it really is beautiful, it is a half hour long speech by one of the most handsome men in the world:

[Video: Speech on diversity in the media and films by Idris Elba]

Autoevaluación 2

  1. Asignaciones

Asignacion #6: Autoevaluacion

Asignacion #7: Timeline

Asignacion #8: Elecciones

Asignacion #9: Autoevaluacion 2

Proyecto Final: Cine y Video [para el 5 de diciembre]

2. Entrada de posts en el blog: 40 [2 de diciembre]

3. El numero de visitas totales:

4. En la ultima clase lo que hicimos fue terminar de code. El proposito era para enseñar a los estudiantes que escribir codigo no es tan complicado como previamente pensado, pero era bien monotono. Que sea Angry Birds o una abeja no alivio el dolor de gastar tiempo con el desinteres. No creo que voy continuar blogging en WordPress. Al principio del semestre siempre mantuve cinco semenas de posts en mi drafts, eso fue como manuve con la expectativa de hacer tanto. Mas las asignaciones, mas los trabajos en grupos, mas las tareas durante la clase… era demasiado combinado con el peso de ser mi ultimo semestre, las producciones que trabaje este semestre y las otras clases.

Favoritos posts:

Directoras: Women Directors

Conoce al vicepresidente electo: Meet VP-Elect Mike Pence

Discapacidad en el cine: Disability in Film

Personas de Color: People of Color On Why Stories Matter

Disability in Film

Only 2.4 percent of all speaking or named characters in film were shown to have a disability in 2015, which is not representative of the number of Americans with a disability, that every one in five or 20 percent.

Fully 71.1 percent of the characters with a disability were white. Just 28.3 percent were were people of color and none of these characters were in leading roles.

[Video: The Projected Image: Disability Stereotypes In Film]

“We have a long way to go in how film and television show people with disabilities. For almost five decades, the Jerry Lewis telethon stigmatized people with disabilities by showing what people with disabilities can’t do. Now is the time to show what people with disabilities can do.” – RespectAbility President, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Double Standard of Aging

If you are familiar with the Bond movies you know about Bond Girls, the women who play the love interest or femme fatale of the titular character. Now these women are usually played by a younger and upcoming actress, despite the current Agent 007 being 48. Daniel Craig, who plays Bond, has called out against this act of gender double standard and ageism. In film older actresses are being shunned and younger women get paired up with men beyond their midlife. Most of these actors are in age appropriate relationships but then we choose to project them with someone half their age. I’ve already discussed how women already don’t get the best roles in film and called out how they should be offered better protagonist roles. It seems to happen in nearly every movie with a romance.

“It is true that women reach a certain age when people decide that they’re not useful anymore as actors. There are a few significant theatrical roles that they might be viable for. That’s not fair, it’s not right, it’s not a proper reflection of what goes on in life.” – Peter Capaldi

Some people are actively fighting this sexism, like Ryan Murphy who said: “I feel like it’s ridiculous that women over 40 aren’t working.” and has gone out of his way to create shows like Feud and purposely including them in his projects like American Horror Story.

[Video: Last Fuckable Day by Inside Amy Schumer]

[Gif: Inside Amy Schumer]

Women Directors

Who is in charge of the casting? What is going on that there is such a lack of lead female roles? Well, men are in charge. Yes, the patriarchy is ever present even in the film industry. “It’s a hundred-year-old business, founded by a bunch of old Jewish European men who did not hire anybody of color, no women agents or executives. We’re still slow at anything but white guys.’’

[Video: Laura Dern on women directors by CBS News]

Women are the least likely to get a job in directing, as well as getting a promotion. Doubtful, still?  Not a single female director appears on the upcoming release slate for 20th Century Fox or Paramount, two of Hollywood’s major studios.


“The figures were so small. We actively have to employ more females, perhaps we need to at this point. There are a lot of capable women out there.” – Andrea Arnold

[Video: Rise of the Female Horror Directors by Rolling Stones]

Women composed 9 percent of directors on the 250 highest-grossing domestic films of 2015—up 2 percentage points from 2014—the exact same proportion as in 1998. So, of course it cut everyone’s eyes when Marvel announced only women would be directing episodes of Jessica Jones season 2. And this year Ava DuVernay became the first woman of color to direct a movie with a budget of $100 million, with her adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.

[Gif: Carnage]

Female Villains

Of course, this isn’t shocking to us mortals but women are humans with imperfections and character flaws. They’re largely ignored because Strong Character Woman tropes tends to show them dealing with an external battle over an internal one. And of course the Action Girl trope has no internal struggle. We need to get used to them being people, that aren’t just overly sexual or power purely based on seduction. Villains don’t just offer a look at a different perspective that fans may even come to root for like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki or Heath Ledger’s Joker but they get more screen time than the romantic interest of the hero or their supporting characters (as well as be in the merchandise and more promotional content).

[Gif: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V – Spongebob Squarepants]

[Video: We Need More Female Villains by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]

I’ve already talked about Marvel having few female characters in their Cinematic Universe, in large part thanks to Ike Perlmutter. While the television shows have enough strong villains to fit in all the fingers on your hand: Black Mariah (Luke Cage), Whitney Frost or Madam Masquarade (Marvel’s Agent Carter), Dottie Underwood the Black Widow (Marvel’s Agent Carter), Jiaying (Agents of SHIELD) and Raina the Girl (Agents of SHIELD) in the Flower Dress, currently the films only have one nasty woman.

[Video: Gamora and Nebula – Guardians of the Galaxy Featurette by Marvel]

Before you yell a huzzah for their biggest competitor, DC only has one actual female villain in their movies and technically she’s an anti-hero now.

[Video: Harley – Suicide Squad by Warner Bros.]

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