Rumor has it from census data that Los Angeles is one of several counties in California where people of color are in the majority. This airy fact consistently eludes Calendar. Within the course of one week, Calendar covered the career of white filmmaker Alexander Payne and spotlighted four up-and-coming male filmmakers ("Filmmakers on the Verge," Sept. 30).
The Times' failure to include any filmmakers of color in its profiles reinforces the racism of the Hollywood machine. Talented up-and-coming filmmakers of color are not getting the deals, perks and media fawning because of the industry's deeply rooted biases toward perspectives that don't conform to its ghettoized image of people of color.