Struggles of a Latino Producer in Hollywood: ‘I Still Face a Lot of Issues When I Pitch to Executives’

Network executives told Producer Jaime Dávila during a pitch that they already had a Latino comedy on the air

The numbers are stark. Representation among Latino actors and filmmakers in Hollywood, while improving, has still proven to be — like many minority groups and women — insufficient.

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the University of Southern California on Wednesday released a second study in less than two weeks, the latest installment exploring the inequality in 1,200 popular films from 2007 to 2018. The study — which covers the portrayal of on-screen characters across gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ and disability — revealed that Hollywood was actually more likely to erase Latinos from films in 2018 than three years ago.

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Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • • Twitter: @trey3williams