LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Hollywood guild report says female and minority directors remain a fraction of those hired to work on TV series.
The Directors Guild of America said in a study out Monday that women directed 17 percent and minorities 19 percent of the more than 4,000 episodes produced last season for broadcast, cable and high-budget streaming series.
For both groups, that represents a 1 percent increase over the year before, which the guild said exposes a "lack of real progress" by employers.
The total amount of episodes from streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu increased by 120 percent last year, but just 8 percent of episodes were directed by minorities, the study found. Women directed 17 percent.