We will examine some of the prevalent stereotypes used in Hollywood motion picture and television productions. An increased awareness of media portrayal of racial and ethnic groups and how stereotypical presentations damage perceptions of people in real life can expose factors that lead to bias and prejudice. Specifically, we will focus on Asian, Hispanic, Native American and African American stereotypes using photos, graphics and video examples.
Instructor: Jim Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org) recently retired from 16 years on the communications faculty at Gardner-Webb University where he taught video production and non-linear editing. Prior to entering higher education full-time, he worked in the Hollywood film and television industries and is still a member of both the Writers and Directors Guilds.