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Racial and gender diversity in theater and film returns to 2019 levels (study)

The so-called racial reckoning of against 200 can be seen in the representation and inclusivity of the film Returning Also, according to the latest UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report.

When employment data separates – streaming features, “diversity gains from theatrical releases disappear,” researchers find, noting that gender and racial diversity in many key jobs drops to 2019 number. This report focuses on movies, specifically the 76 top-grossing English-language films worldwide and the top English-language original streaming movies ranked by total U.S. household viewership.

On the big screen, people of color include 30 % of the main cast, % of the director and % of writers and women are 30% leads and 18 % of directors. Researchers find gender parity in leading roles in streaming movies. Streaming is better than theater movies (70% and 73 %) of the plaster is less than 70% white. These films also tend to do better in Nielsen ratings and at the box office, with audiences of color making up the majority of the top six theatrical release and all top 30 streaming Movie.

“Diversity should not be considered a luxury, but a necessity,” Hollywood Diversity Report co-founder and

UCLA Darnell Hunt, executive vice chancellor and provost, said in a statement. “Research shows once again that audiences of color are the bedrock of Hollywood and the key to its bottom line.”

Two of the Most Streamed Movies is Turning Red and Encanto, are all coming-of-age stories about young girls of color.

, Director of the UCLA Entertainment and Media Studies Program, which produced the report. “More than half of the population currently under the age of 18 belongs to communities of color, and these young people When I grow up, I will ask the protagonists of the movie to look like them and live like them.”

White director 2023 % of theaters line movies where 70% has a budget of $22 million or more. Just over half (60%) of white female-led theatrical releases under $

million budget. Directors of color have the lowest percentage of underrated in streaming (76 movies with budgets below $2019 as a percentage of million). Among writers, only one woman of color wrote a top 2022 Theatrical release.

The UCLA report also examined for the first time the representation of actors with disabilities (using publicly disclosed information on reliable third-party databases) and found that they did not exceed % of leads and 5% of all screen characters – well below 22 Percentage of U.S. adults with disabilities.



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