Here’s a character description from one of my pilots:
MAYA, 23, naively nice, Asian (like Emma Stone).
This video is old now, but still very relevant. In case you missed it, it does a great job explaining the ridiculousness of the industry:
And for those who weakly try to defend the whitewashing by claiming you need established stars to sell franchise movies, and non white actors don’t sell movies, the Jungle Book, which stars an unknown non white Indian kid, is killing it at the box office.
Thank god for shows like Fresh Off The Boat and Blackish.