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Feature Film Director Diversity Remains Low, Directors Guild Reports

Diversity among feature film directors remained disappointingly low in 2017, the Directors Guild of America has reported in a new study. The results, released Thursday, show the difficulty faced in ac... read more

it’s official: study finds hollywood has a director diversity problem

A new study from the Directors Guild of America has found that diversity amongst feature film directors remains disappointingly low. The study analysed over ... women and 10% were people of colour. Th... read more

Directors nominations show that post-#MeToo Hollywood is as sexist as ever, critics say

Filmmakers and journalists have reacted with anger to the news that the Directors Guild ... a report which showed that diversity among feature film directors, “from the largest studio tent poles to th... read more

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New report finds abysmal diversity numbers among film directors in 2017

And a new study on the state of diversity among film ... Directors Guild of America (DGA) released its annual inclusion report for 2017 on June 21, and the numbers leave a lot to be desired. The study ... read more

Netflix Gives Female Directors a New Platform

27% of the directors of Netflix original films are women, compared to 12% of all 2017 films 40% of Netflix original documentaries feature female ... Netflix’s independent film division, in an intervie... read more

Major Hollywood Studio Tries To Tackle Diversity Problem With A Workshop For Emerging Film Directors

The fellowship, which will consist of five filmmakers, is intended to mimic the process of producing a feature film, just at “a micro level.” It will pair aspiring directors ... the Best Director Osca... read more

Inequality remains about the same in Hollywood films, USC study finds

“Despite the advocacy surrounding female directors, film ... low for gender inequality,” Smith said. “The small number of portrayals of disability is concerning, as is the fact that they do not depict ... read more

When will Hollywood figure out that diversity sells?

Belloni pointed to the Hollywood Diversity Report’s finding that 100 percent of chair/CEO-level film executives are ... looking to capitalize. What remains difficult is creating a pipeline of diverse ... read more

Where the Action Is

“Lots of directors ... dozens of low-budget feature films. He often prepped them at the family home in Los Angeles, so she and her siblings, Reuben (a screenwriter) and Geraldine (a casting director), ... read more

Independent Black Filmmakers Take on Hollywood: The Distribution of Black Films

14 A black film not only has to be made by a black director, it has to feature ... the Directors Guild of America. 25 Although black films increasingly perform well at the box office, distribution dea... read more

FX Networks To Receive DGA Diversity Award: “An Extraordinary Advocate For Inclusion”

The Diversity Award recognizes the network’s commitment to, and leadership in, inclusive hiring in DGA-covered categories and the example it sets for the rest of the industry, the guild said ... follo... read more

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