Tracy Byrd

Casting Director

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Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd; Casting Director who worked on Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, among other movies

Tracy Byrd on KCRW

Actress Katherine Kendall is one of about two dozen women who have accused now-ousted studio executive Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment.

After Harvey Weinstein's ouster, will Hollywood change its sexism culture?

Actress Katherine Kendall is one of about two dozen women who have accused now-ousted studio executive Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The lead actor in the movie “Get Out” -- a satire on race in America - is British. The actor who played Martin Luther King in “Selma” is British.

Why are so many African American roles going to Brits?

The lead actor in the movie “Get Out” -- a satire on race in America - is British. The actor who played Martin Luther King in “Selma” is British.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences appointed three new governors: Reginald Hudlin, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Gregory Nava.

Can Hollywood’s Diversity Problem Be Solved?

This week the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences appointed three new governors: Reginald Hudlin, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Gregory Nava.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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