Hollywood Latinos vow to 'change that narrative,' fight harmful stereotypes

Posted by on October 09, 2019

Award winning directors and producers vowed to combat the lack of Latino representation in the TV and film industry through the work they do in Hollywood.

Television producer, writer and director Gloria Calderón Kellett is one of them.

During Thursday's Latino Media Fest Awards, which celebrates content creators who are helping make the industry a more diverse and inclusive place, Calderón Kellett said that most of the roles being offered to Latino actors "are still wildly stereotyped."

"That leads to children in cages. That leads to fear-mongering in this country. It is all starts with the narrative. You guys, we have the power to change that narrative — it is so vital. And so important," she said.

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