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Annual Annenberg study shows Hollywood diversity stats haven’t actually improved in a decade

Issues surrounding inclusivity and diversity make headlines often these days, but the attention isn’t exactly translating to real action. According to this year’s edition of USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s annual study, Hollywood’s progress on representation has been more or less stagnant for a full decade across practically all marginalized groups. “As the reverberations of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to resonate in the entertainment industry and beyond, this investigation marks how far we still have to go,” the report concludes.

This year, the study examined 1,100 films and 48,757 characters between 2007–2017, with an eye toward independent speaking or named characters shown on-screen for gender, race /…

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