Associate Professor of Screenwriting Weiko Lin wrote an article for The Conversation, a non-profit website dedicated to sharing content from academic experts, about diversity and inclusivity in Hollywood, citing the success of recent films showing greater representation of cultures overlooked in the past.
For too long, doors to mainstream Hollywood have been closed off to stories set in diverse cultures and precluded inclusive lead characters in popular movies. But now, thanks to a powerful global market, those doors are cracking open and studios are rolling out the red carpet. The result is happy shareholders and, for audiences, refreshing stories that more accurately reflect the world we live in.
Lin is also the author of a new book, Crazy Screenwriting Secrets: How to Capture a Global Audience.