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Viola Davis determined to go above and beyond on diversity

FILE - This June 12, 2019 file photo shows Viola Davis speaking at the Women in Film Annual Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Davis believes in equality a...

FILE - This June 12, 2019 file photo shows Viola Davis speaking at the Women in Film Annual Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Davis believes in equality a...

NEW YORK (AP) — When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen.

Now, in the era of Time's Up and #MeToo, the call for diversity on all levels has been amplified. Some actors and directors have publicly called for contractual stipulations for the diversity of a film's cast and crew. But Davis says she doesn't need a piece of paper to do the right thing. She calls her JuVee Productions a "walking metaphor" of inclusion.


Updated : 2021-06-14 19:03 GMT+08:00