Shame on "Deadline" and author [Nellie Andreeva] Boldy Speaking on ethnic castings and in question!
"Deadline's" Author: 'Nellie Andreeva' raising eyebrows with her story titled: [Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?] Uneasy feelings as I read a story on "Deadline" By writer 'Nellie' shedding light on some raw truth, but it's almost at the cost of her writing name! With pilots picking up a numerous amount of ethnic shows as of 2014- to present. Ethnic shows seem to be bringing in great ratings. Pilots like the Rising "Empire" the scandalous "Scandal", Living "Blackish", over seas with "FreshOffTheBoat", the to honest "BeingMaryJane", and the prego "Jane the Virigin". So many pilot characters this year were listed as open to all ethnicities, but when reps would call to inquire about an actor submission, Reps were forequently being told that only non-Caucasian actors would be considered, the writer shares! Also mentioning in her column theirs a limit of good ethnic talent, so pilots are casting known some Ethnic star's in advance! Read up on the whoa's of Hollywood's ignorance and Blogs such as Nellie's.
Shoutout to several people who are over it, Like Shonda Lynn Rhimes a screenwriter, director, and producer who tweeted:
Nellie, freedom of speech, but at what cost? Ethnic is trending and you spoke on a very touchy topic! Yo Durttyz, are you ethnic with Dreams of being an Actor/Actress? Suggestions: Get a few head shots take a few improving classes and aim high! Word is it's Ethnic Season!