DGA Study Finds First-Time Episodic TV Directors More Diverse Than Ever: Women Hit 41%, Minorities 33%
By David Robb (Deadline)
A new DGA study has found that the pool of first-time episodic TV directors “is more inclusive than ever,” with women and minorities seeing dramatic employment gains and setting record highs for the second year in a row.

 

Getting to 50/50 Onscreen: ‘We All Lose Without Diversity’
By Pat Mitchell (PatMitchellMedia.com)
A recent study reveals just how little top-grossing movies have changed when it comes to the on-screen prevalence and portrayal of females, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, the LGBT community and individuals with disabilities.

 

 

Gender Letter: Hollywood Is as White, Straight and Male as Ever
By Maya Salam (The New York Times)
Despite the rise of hashtags like #OscarsSoWhite — and, more recently, celebrated films with women, people of color and queer people at their center — there’s been little progress in Hollywood over the last decade.

 

 

Cannes: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart Join Thierry Fremaux as He Signs Gender Parity Pledge
By Rhonda Richford (The Hollywood Reporter)
Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux signed a pledge to increase transparency and promote gender equality.

 

 

Sexual Harassment Prevention Initiative Time’s Up Launched by Hollywood Women
By Ashley Lee (Hollywood Reporter)
Shonda Rhimes and Reese Witherspoon are among the key players of the effort, which includes a legal defense fund to help women in blue-collar industries and the call for women to wear black to the Golden Globes.