Race to the Box Office

September 24, 2019

After the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in 2016, a Northeastern University business professor decided to investigate how black actors really fare at the box office. 925 movies later, he found something that might make Hollywood directors rethink their casting decisions.

In this episode, we talk to Venkat Kuppuswamy (assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business).

Litmus is produced and reported by Emily Arntsen and Aria Bracci. This episode was written and hosted by Emily Arntsen with mixing by Emily Arntsen, Aria Bracci, and Anthony Pulido. Edited by David Filipov.