Only in Hollywood: White male director glad to be discriminated against

Robert Duncan McNeil was an actor on Star Trek Voyager.  He also directed some episodes.  He seemed like a natural, therefore, to direct an episode of the latest Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery.  But the show, which killed off its only white male heterosexual character last season, isn't on the market for white male directors, McNeil was told.  That's okay, because McNeil thinks it's great to be discriminated against! I wanted to direct Discovery.  I met with their producing director.  I didn't know the show that well, but I met with him on their last hiatus to talk about season two.  I also produce now.  So, I hire a lot of directors.  The last few years, there's been a seismic shift in terms of the priorities toward female and diverse directors.  That reality now has meant that what used to be normal, which was a lot of white guys, to be quite...(Read Full Post)

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