The report argues that Hollywood diversity has not improved in 2017

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Film industry in the past 12 months there have been great turmoil, but the diversity of once a year, the survey found the American film industry is not more diversified than a decade ago, the “2017 without any meaningful or continuous change”, black or Asian directors of Hollywood.
The university of southern California Annenberg communication and journalism school of commissioned report surveys for the past 11 years, 1100 films, found that only 4% is directed by women, equivalent to every woman hired 22 male director.
Studies have found that female directors tend to have shorter careers. On average, they were later than men, older than men, and 83.7 per cent of women never made the second film, while men were 55.3%. Women are more likely to face the “fiscal cliff”, finding it more difficult to move from independent low-budget features and TV to higher-income movies. In addition, only 5.2% of all directors (men and women) were black or African americans, and 3.2 percent were Asian. Between 2007 to 2017, 43 female director of a film, there are four is black, two Asian americans and a Hispanic americans (Mexico mining disaster drama “33” director Patricia Reagan (Patricia Riggen)).
Stacy L Smith, the author of the report, said: “Hollywood’s” female director problem “has been a source of much dialogue over the past few years. “The evidence shows that despite the increasing attention, the women behind the camera remain unchanged. A simple conversation isn’t the solution to these problems – it’s time to talk. Nothing will change until major media companies take concrete steps to address the bias against hiring. ”


The finding will disappoint those hoping for a change in the film industry, which has been a year since the dramatic Revelations of sexual harassment and sexual harassment and the subsequent #MeToo social media campaign. It appears that these developments have not yet had a significant impact on the industry’s power structure.
“Some of the biggest media companies still underperform in terms of hiring diversity directors, and inequality starts at the top,” the report says. Of the seven top media companies, more than 82 per cent of senior executives are male, with only four of them from under-represented ethnic/ethnic groups, the survey found. In the board of directors, less than 20% of position by women, four of the seven large companies – the 21st century fox, SONY, comcast (global parent) and lionsgate – only one female director.
The report warns of a potentially damaging disconnect between industry diversification and public sentiment. It said: “consumers have invested dollars in unusual ways this year, propelling wonder woman,” beauty and the beast “in the box office charts. “They are also moving from movies to other platforms and content to meet entertainment needs – a strong warning to the film industry that it’s not acceptable.

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