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Racebending.com Corresponds Directly with Paramount Pictures President

Racebending.com Corresponds Directly with Paramount Pictures President

On Tuesday, March 30th, Racebending.com staff responded to M. Night Shyamalan’s comments to fansites and online media about the casting of The Last Airbender by firing off an email to the President of Paramount Film Group, Adam Goodman. The email clarified the public’s concerns over the casting and requested a meeting between Paramount, The Last Airbender production, Racebending.com...
Paramount Pictures – Diversity in the 21st Century?

Paramount Pictures – Diversity in the 21st Century?

Paramount Pictures, the studio producing The Last Airbender, is America’s oldest running movie studio–founded in 1912. A previous Racebending.com article took a look at the studio’s early history of casting Asian American actors in lead roles: Paramount Pictures and Asian Americans: A Tarnished Legacy. This article will focus on Paramount Pictures’ diversity in terms of thei...
Frank Marshall: "We did not discriminate against anyone."

Frank Marshall: "We did not discriminate against anyone."

Last week, Frank Marshall released “original” casting documents for Paramount’s The Last Airbender film to UGO.com. He announced that a third-party “local extra casting entity” inserted the “Caucasian or any other ethnicity” casting breakdown language that was used in August 2008 on the production’s official audition materials–including the website and fliersR...

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