Equal Opportunity in (Entertainment) Employment
compiled by What The ... Productions as companion to the documentary "Getting Played"

DreamWorks: Stop Whitewashing Asian Characters! (petition)

NO to Jim Crow: Workers are Workers (Trabajadores son Trabajadores) (petition)

Represent Asian: The Changing Face of New York Theater (industry roundtable) 2/13/12 @ 7:00p, Pope Auditorium (Fordham University) 60th & Columbus
Take Action: Write Film Critics About Discrimination in "The Last Airbender" (June 18th, 2010)
Bay Area Actor: Counting Actors project (ongoing)
Color blind and color conscious casting in theater (December 1, 2011)
If she can see it, she can be it, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (November 2012)

Getting Played: who's playing you?! trailer (3)
The Killen Report with guest Kathleen Antonia (Feb. 2009 clip; full interview via Michael Killen))
International Black Women's Film Festival Industry Reports, including Reports & Research, Articles & Books of Interest, and Take Action
SAG-AFTRA Studies and Reports
Gender Roles & Occupations: A Look at Character Attributes and Job-Related Aspirations in Film and Television, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (2012)
There's Just One Hitch, Will Smith: Examining Title VII, Race, and Casting Discrimination on the Fortieth Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (October 2007)
Casting and Caste-ing: Reconciling Artistic Freedom and Antidiscrimination Norms (2006)
Hollywood's Race/Ethnicity and Gender-Based Casting: Prospects for a Title VII Lawsuit, Latino Policy & Issues Brief (December 2006)

This Will Be The Whitest Oscars Since 1998 (January 15, 2015)

The Next Scarlett Johansson Movie Illustrates a Huge Problem with Race in Hollywood (January 6, 2015)

Kristen Scott Thomas Quits Film (January 1, 2015)

Chris Rock: Hollywood is Giving Black Women the Shaft (December 3, 2014)

Where are the black ballerinas?
(May 5, 2014)

Rooney Mara and Peter Pan's Lily-White Tiger Lily Problem: Evan without whitewashing the role, Tiger Lily is a problematic character.
(March 20, 2014)

Statistical Proof That People Who Hate The Mixed-Race Cheerios Ad Are Idiots (June 6, 2013)
Many Major Theaters Believe in Color Blind Casting (Except When It Comes to People of Color) (February 1, 2013)
I'm a Commercial Actress and I'm Constantly Being Told I'm Not "Black Enough" (December 12, 2012)
There Is an Audience for Our Films: Four African-American Female Filmmakers Speak Out (December 4, 2012)
Junot Díaz Aims to Fulfill His Dream of Publishing Sci-Fi Novel With Monstro (October 2012)
The Mortal Interview: Cassandra Clare on Diversity (October 18, 2012)
No Matter What You Look Like in Hollywood, You Can’t Win (October 18, 2012)
Pulitzer Winner Bruce Norris Retracts Rights to German Troupe's Clybourne Park Over "Blackface" Casting (October 17, 2012)
The Orphan of Zhao: RSC casts Asians as dogs and maid in Chinese classic (October 17, 2012)
First Amendment Protects TV Show's Right to Select Participants Based on Race (October 17, 2012)
How to Build Gender Parity Initiatives and Influence Theater (October 10, 2012)
Why You Should Care About the Latest Report from the Directors Guild of America (October 2, 2012)
DGA Report Assesses Director Diversity in Hiring Practices for Episodic Television (September 27, 2012)
Disability advocate calls for more authentic casting (September 17, 2012)
The Cloud Atlas Conversation: Yellowface, Prejudice, and Artistic License (August 17, 2012)
Yellowface in CLOUD ATLAS (August 8, 2012)
Whitewashing, a history (May 13, 2012)
Asian American Theater in Seattle (May 10, 2012)
Loving Black Women is Not an Affliction (April 4, 2012)
I See White People: Hunger Games and a Brief History of Cultural Whitewashing (March 27, 2012)
Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed (March 26, 2012)
Entertainer Ben Vereen Calls Reality TV "The New Blackface" (March 22, 2012)
Sherlock Holmes: Lucy Liu to be first female sidekick (February 28, 2012)
Advocates Ask: Why Do Asian-Americans Go Uncast in New York Theater? (February 14, 2012)
What Charlize Theron Doesn’t Get About Black Hollywood (January 24, 2012)
Variations on an Explosive Theme (January 22, 2012)
Survey paints portrait of black women in America (Jan. 22, 2012)
Is Hollywood 'whitewashing' Asian roles? (Jan. 13, 2012)
Why Junie Hoang can’t lose in her lawsuit against IMDb  (January 12, 2012)
George Lucas Says All Black Cast Of Red Tails Scared Hollywood Away (January 11th, 2012)
Opinion: Awful Lot Of Heterosexuals Around Here (December 30, 2011)
Asian Pacific American Media Coalition Challenges TV Networks to Create Asian American Stars in Next Three Years (December 08, 2011)
Playwright Criticizes Casting in Hartford for ‘The ____________ With the Hat’ (November 30, 2011)
Gender inequality still has a starring role in Hollywood, USC study finds (November 22, 2011)
5 Old-Timey Prejudices That Still Show Up in Every Movie (November 15, 2011)
How Heathcliff got a 'racelift' (13 November 2011)
Race, Sex, and Casting Hollywood Films (October 24, 2011)
Stern’s Multi-Culti Look for All My Sons at the Matrix (October 19, 2011)
Why Is Television Losing Women Writers? Veteran Producers Weigh In (September 8, 2011)
"Race and Hollywood" Explores Arab Depiction On Screen (July 5, 2011)
IU study looks at why Hollywood blockbusters often lack minority characters (May 12, 2011)
If the Akira Movie Goes Exclusively White, Will You Boycott It? (March 31, 2011)
Whitewashing "Akira" (Now with Liquid Bleach to Keep Your Whites Even Whiter!) (March 21, 2011)
Casting Call To Arms (March 2011)
Social media and the end of gender (Feb. 2011)
Roger Ebert reviews The Last Airbender (June 30, 2010)
Leading actresses hit out at discrimination in entertainment industry (30 May 2010)
Airbent Out of Shape: A casting controversy weighs down Shyamalan's 'The Last Airbender.' (April 21, 2010)
Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes Women in the 2008-09 Prime-time Television Season (Sept.1, 2009)
Best Man For The Job? How Bias Affects Hiring (Sept. 30, 2009)
Trans-Racialization in "21" (March 14, 2008)
Casting and Caste-Ing: Reconciling Artistic Freedom and Antidiscrimination Norms, California Law Review, Vol 95, pp1-74 (2007)
Implicit Discrimination in Hiring: Real World Evidence (April 2007)
‘World Trade Center’ omits Black soldier (Aug. 12, 2006)
Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination (June 20, 2004)
Cold Mountain Cold Shoulders Painful Racial Truths (Jan. 12, 2004)
The California Civil Rights Initiative: an interpretive guide, 44 UCLA L. Rev. 1335 (1997)
Clawing To Get 'Panther' To Screen Melvin And Mario Van Peebles Went Rough Route To Get Movie About Black Radicals Produced (May 2, 1995)
Brown, Velina. Casting Call to Arms, Theater Bay Area (March 2011) -- Kathleen Antonia, uncut  (March 8, 2011)
Professor Russell K. Robinson, UCLA School of Law (October 9, 2009)
Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts - promoting full diversity in theatre, film, and television

Black Women Film Network - preserving the voice of Black women through film
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media - changing female portrayals and gender stereotypes in children's media and entertainment

The Girls on Film - remaking guy-on-guy movie scenes

GLAAD - rewrites the script for LGBT equality
International Black Women's Film Festival - combating negative stereotyping of Black women in film, television, and media
Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative - an LA-based movement working toward fair representation of women playwrights on stage
Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) - dedicated to monitoring the media and advocating balanced, sensitive, and positive coverage and portrayals of Asian Americans
Racebending.com - an international grassroots organization of media consumers that advocates for underrepresented groups in entertainment media
Women in Film and Television International - dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, and other screen-based media
Works By Women San Francisco - spotlighting theatrical work written, directed, designed, performed, and produced by women in the San Francisco Bay Area
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
California's Family Rights Act (CFRA)
California's Overtime Laws
California's Protection and Advocacy System (disability)
other fair employment agencies by State
Sexual Orientation
**compilation of this list is in progress; please notify What The ... Productions if any links are inactive or to suggest new links for review and possible addition to these resources**

"About fifty percent of Dershowitz's cases are 'pro bono' ones, like the representation of the Tison brothers featured in [the movie] 'Reversal of Fortune', who smuggled weapons into prison to help their convicted-killer father and another murderer escape.... In the movie, their last name was switched ... to Johnson and their race was switched from black to white, factual changes that Dershowitz was willing to forgive."

Kerlow, Eleanor. "Poisoned Ivy" (1994, St. Martins Press, at page 271; emphasis added).