2018 finally brought record highs In diversity for leading Hollywood roles: study

    By: Asha Smith on Feb 15, 2019

    Marina Fang writes in The Huffington Post, "With two box-office juggernauts led by casts dominated by people of color, 2018 has been lauded as a landmark year for diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. Now, new analysis from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative solidifies that “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” were part of a year that featured a record number of women and people of color in leading roles since 2007, when the group first began studying the issue.

    According to a report released Tuesday, 40 of 2018’s top 100 highest-grossing movies were led or co-led by women, up from 32 in 2017 and 20 in 2007.

    A woman of color starred in 11 of the movies, compared with only four in 2007, and 11 movies also featured at least one woman age 45 or older, indicating that Hollywood might be moving away from its pattern of relegating older actresses to smaller roles and less prominent movies." READ MORE>>

    Released: February 15, 2019, 10:03 am
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