Talking 'Bout My Generation

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF "THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER"

Dear Editor,

I found the article in the November 6, 2007 issue of the HR about "Hollywood's Top 35 Executives 35 and Under" to be an inaccurate depiction of the entertainment executive community. It is a huge editing oversight to only represent those executives of predominantly Caucasian descent. There is simply no diversity represented in the article at all. This is particularly troublesome since the article's whole focus is on the "Next Generation," and something this young and hip generation strives for more than anything is universal appeal and the representation of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. In an industry where shows like Ugly Betty, Lost, Aliens in America, Cane, K-Ville, etc continue to flourish, it is simply unbelievable to consider even for a second that there is no one of African American, Hispanic, Asian, or any other background that is noteworthy enough for this list. I just request that more consideration is placed on the issue of diversity in the future so that people from all different walks of life can receive the acknowledgement they deserve.

Sincerely,
Girl of the Next Gen


**FOR THE RECORD: I was in no way eligible for recognition in the article as I am not technically an "executive," nor am I of any particular ethnic background. I was offended by this article simply because it is offensive to my generation in general to represent us as "lily white" as this article would seem.**
posted by Megan Anhalt at 5:00 PM

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