CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) spoilers finds that fans have a few exciting things to celebrate this week. Not only is the cast and crew back on the set to start filming again, but it looks like there will be some significant progress made, when it comes to off-screen diversity issues and making things more inclusive in the creative and writing departments. Here’s what you need to know.
According to Soaps.com, Y&R is committing 25 percent of its script development budget to projects from black, indigenous, and people of color for the upcoming season. A related mandate decreed that CBS writers’ rooms must be staffed with a minimum of 40 percent BIPOC representation, with that guideline increasing to 50 percent for the upcoming year.
CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Star Victoria Rowell Celebrates Exciting News – CBS Soap Plans New Changes
This comes after actress Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters) slammed the daytime television soap for its lack of diversity and representation, both on and off screen. She took to her Instagram account to celebrate the good news. She made her earlier remarks back in June, with the protests and Black Lives Matter movement was sweeping the nation following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
As many know I fight the good fight for executive C-Suite #diversity & #inclusion.” Rowell detailed her career with CBS and her efforts to push for more inclusion before recalling the end result. “The unadulterated backlash for daring to help the company diversify, to speak out when it was “unheard” of to campaign about anything close to #blacklivesmatter behind the cameras was met with an aggressive attempted suppression.” As to the upcoming commitment to change, the actress enthused, “I never doubted this day & more to come.”
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