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Guild study: Hiring of women, minority TV directors lags

The expanding world of TV is creating more opportunities for female and minority directors but they remain a fraction of those hired to work on series, a guild report said Monday

Guild study: Hiring of women, minority TV directors lags

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.


Updated : 2021-04-22 18:57 GMT+08:00