Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will begin two days of meetings Thursday with Hollywood executives to discuss ways to improve Latino diversity and representation in the entertainment industry.
CHC members will meet with executives from the Motion Picture Association of America, as well as leadership from Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Netflix, Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros., according to a statement from the Venice-based American Entertainment Marketing, a Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations firm.
Meetings with actors, showrunners, writers and producers and researchers at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative are also scheduled, as well as a visit to the set of the Starz cable show “Vida,” which successfully depicts diverse, complex Hispanic characters, the statement said.
California members of Congress who are scheduled to attend meetings are:
— Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan, D-Carson;
— Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Commerce;
— Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Norwalk;
— Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino;
— Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles.
In the 116th Congress, the CHC has focused on improving diversity and Latino representation across industries, including in film, television, and news media, the statement said.