Rev. Al Sharpton announces the creation of a working group to address racial bias in Hollywood. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Reverend Al Sharpton announced on Thursday (December 18) the creation of a working group that will look into what he called a racial bias in Hollywood. "We have agreed to having a working group deal with the racial bias and lack of racial diversity in Hollywood and in the film industry," Sharpton said at a news conference in New York. His announcement came after a meeting with Sony executives to discuss the content of internal emails exposed after unidentified hackers attacked Sony's computer network last month. The attack released internal documents that Sony claims were stolen from the company. The documents included an exchange in which Co-Chairman Amy Pascal joked about President Obama's race. Disclosures from the documents have caused turmoil at the studio, a unit of Japan's Sony Corp, and shed light on internal discussions key to the company's future. For instance, the documents include employee salaries and financial information, marketing plans and contracts with business partners.