DGA: Women Directors of Color Still Marginalized in Television

DGA: Women Directors of Color Still Marginalized in Television
Despite continued discussions of how to increase diversity in media, there are still massive gaps and, according to the Directors Guild of America, each studio is failing in certain ways. The DGA Episodic TV Director Inclusion Report released today said that while nearly a third of the television episodes between 2019 and 2020 were helmed by directors of color and women, Latinos and women of color were still remarkably low and the amount of Asian American employment behind the camera is flat.

Out of 4,300 episodes surveyed, the usage of directors of color increased five percent from 27 percent to 32 percent, while women directors increased three percent to 34 percent. (Men remain an overwhelming 66 percent of directors behind the camera).

However, once you break these numbers down by race, Caucasian directors, including women, are the majority, though both categories were slightly decreased from the prior year. African-American directors made up 18 percent, while Latinos and Asian
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