January 15, 2020

Cárdenas Applauds LA Collab Initiative

“I applaud the City of Los Angeles for this new initiative to connect more American-Latino artists with executives and decisionmakers in Hollywood. While the efforts to increase diversity have resulted in several new shows and films, there is much more that can be done to sustain and increase these achievements. Hollywood executives must do better when it comes to casting and film crew hiring across the entertainment industry to ensure that there is real representation, not only of Latinos, but of all communities of color on their film sets. We need to encourage the next generation of American-Latino creators, filmmakers, and entertainers to pursue the arts and show them that there is a place for them in Hollywood – both on screen and behind the camera. The American-Latino community has a lot to offer and it’s time the world sees that.” - Congressman Tony Cárdenas