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Effie Brown: Women need to be part of diversity solution

Film and television producer Effie Brown believes that women and people of color have been complicit, at some level, in taking a backseat in Hollywood.

"Somehow, we co-signed this. Somehow, we participated," she said Monday at the annual Women at Sundance brunch.

Brown, who became a public voice for diversity and inclusion in entertainment after butting heads with Matt Damon last year in an episode of HBO's "Project Greenlight," encouraged the women in attendance to explore their own unconscious bias and "blind spots" — and then to go further.

If those who want to change the equation in Hollywood aren't taking action against the...