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Report: Black representation up, but Asian, Latino and Native people still underrepresented on TV

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Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the U.S. but remain underrepresented on screen along with Latinos, while Native Americans are “virtually invisible,” according to the findings of a new study.

Findings: The UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report of the 2019-2020 TV season released on Tuesday found that there was an increase in people of color and women, both on-screen talent and writers, on shows released by broadcast, cable and streaming services.

TV Series Based on ‘Subtle Asian Traits’ Facebook Page is Under Development

Subtle Asian Traits

“Subtle Asian Traits” (SAT), a popular Facebook group dedicated to memes and posts about the Asian experience, is now being developed as a television series. 

About the project: The college-set television series, based on a script written by Ivan Tsang and Justin R. Ching, will be produced by John Zhang and new studio Jumpcut, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Shang-Chi’ Director Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Series About Japanese American WWII Heroes

Destin Daniel Cretton

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” director Destin Daniel Cretton is set to helm a television series based on the popular nonfiction book “Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II.”

The book, written by best-selling author Daniel James Brown, follows the Japanese American war heroes of the 442nd Regiment during WWII, who made sacrifices for the country only to face persecution and internment at home, according to Collider.