#GAReads | Despite reckoning on Hollywood diversity, TV industry has gotten worse

photo credit:  Sven Scheuermeier , via  Unsplash

photo credit: Sven Scheuermeier, via Unsplash

"Despite reckoning on Hollywood diversity, TV industry has gotten worse":

The television industry’s exclusion of female show creators and people of color has only gotten worse in the new season, according to a study that paints a grim picture even as Hollywood has made bold commitments to improve diversity and representation.

Creators of new shows in the 2017-18 season were 91% white and 84% male, marking a step backwards for both gender and racial diversity behind the camera, researchers with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) reported on Tuesday. Despite modest gains in the diversity of casts in film and TV – and widespread evidence that diverse content yields box office success and high ratings – white men still occupy the vast majority of creative positions, the study found.

Read Sam Levin's full article at The Guardian here…