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USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2020
As Hollywood searches for a response to the reckoning brought on by the death of George Floyd and the Academy Awards move to make Oscar nominees more inclusive, a new study captures how the film industry has improved in diversity and how it still lags.
In the most popular films of 2019,...
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Hollywood's awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new study finds.
According to new research released Tuesday by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, more of 2019's top movies featured minority or female...
Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director's chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before.
Women directed 12 of 2019's top 100-grossing films in 2019, according to a study...
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
In the past dozen years, one out of some 1,200 studio films was directed by a Latina, according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Slated to double that tally is actress/producer/director Eva Longoria who is set to helm 24/7 for Universal and Flaming Hot for Fox...
Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
Latinos make up 18% of the U.S. population and 24% of its frequent moviegoers, yet they rarely see themselves on movie screens.
A new study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative finds that Latino representation in film lags significantly behind the U.S. population and that, over the...
Monday, Jun. 10, 2019
Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a study released Monday says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors and other leadership roles in the industry.
The study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the nonprofit advocacy group...
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.
In a report released Tuesday, researchers found that women were the lead or co-lead in 40 of...
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
A new study released Friday found that female filmmakers are submitting to and being accepted into the Sundance Film Festival in significantly greater numbers than they were a decade ago, but their numbers are still well below 50 percent.
The study by the Sundance Institute and the...
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018
After Rashida Jones exited Pixar's "Toy Story 4" in 2017 she noted that the studio, after 25 years in business, had not made a single feature film directed by a woman, calling it "a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice."
So when Pixar co-founder and...