Hollywood Diversity Report 2020: Television

Diversity improves among TV actors, but executives still overwhelmingly white and male

  • UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report suggests the industry must do more to meet the moment
  • An analysis by researchers at the UCLA College found that women hold only 32.0% of studio chair and CEO jobs; minorities just 8.0%.
  • Across broadcast, cable and digital, only 24.0% of credited writers are minorities and only 21.8% of episodes were directed by minorities in 2018–19.
  • Representation of women and minorities in acting roles has improved since last year’s report.
  • Ratings and social media engagement data show that audiences respond to diversity.


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