CBS Meets with Latino Groups to Talk Increasing Diversity

At least one network is trying to address the challenges. The National Hispanic Media Coalition says CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves met last week withThomas A. Sáenz, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and chair of the National Latino Media Council, and Alex Nogales, Secretariat of NLMC and President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. At that meeting they agreed to increase Latino diversity and inclusion at the network, the advocacy organizations said. Deadline Hollywood reports that the groups took no issue with the current representation of Hispanics at CBS, noting CBS has doubled the number of regular Latino actors since 2016, and doubled the number of Latino writers since 2016, nonetheless while providing no actual numbers. The group also said CBS had agreed "to hear an additional 10 pitches from 10 Latino writers/producers” going forward.More here.

Brenda Arredondo