Variables considered in the report's analyses included Lead Talent Race, Lead Talent Gender, Overall Cast Diversity, Show Creator Race, Show Creator Gender, Show's Locations, Writer Diversity, Director's Race, Director's Gender, Genres, Talent Agency Representation, Oscar and Emmy Awards, Nielsen TV Ratings, Global and Domestic Box Office.
In addition, the breakdown of people employed in film and television by race, courtesy of Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director of the Ralph Bunche Center for African American Studies (in the list below, "n" refers to the number of projects per analysis).
1. Broadcast Comedies and DramasShow creator share: Asian=0% (n=96) Black=3.1%, Latino=1%, White=95.8%Lead actor share: Asian=1% (n=99) Black=3%, Latino=1%, White=95%Second actor share: Asian=1% (n=98) Black=8.2%, Latino=3.1%, Native=1%, Mixed=2%, White=84.7%
2. Cable Comedies and DramasShow creator share: Asian=1.4% (n=148) Black=6.1%, White=92.6%Lead actor share: Asian=0.6% (n=156) Black=10.9%, Latino=1.3%, Mixed=1.9%, White=85.3%Second actor share: Asian=0% (n=147) Black=14.3%, Latino=2.7%, Mixed=2.7%, White=80.3%
3. Broadcast Reality and OtherShow creator share: Asian=0% (n=29) Black=3.5%, White=96.6%Lead talent share: Asian=1% (n=104) Black=9.6%, Latino=4.8%, White=84.6%
4. Cable Reality and OtherShow creator share: Asian=0% (n=52) Black=7.7%, Latino=3.4%, White=88.5%Lead talent share: Asian=1.7% (n=464) Black=8.2%, Latino=2.8%, Mixed=.7%, White=88.6%
5. Theatrical FilmDirector share: Asian=7.6% (n=172) Black=2.3%, Latino=2.3%, White=87.2%Writer share: Asian=4.1% (n=172) Black=1.7%, Latino=1.2%, Other=.6%, White=92.4%Lead actor share: Asian=3.5% (n=172) Black=3.5%, Latino=2.9%, Mixed=.6%, White=89.5%
|Dr. Darnell M. Hunt, Director of the |
Ralph J. Bunche Center for
African American Studies and
Professor of Sociology at UCLA.
The 2014 Hollywood Diversity report was authored by Dr. Darnell Hunt, Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, and Dr. Zachary Price. Amberia Allen, Jonathan Collins, Marcia Fuentes, and Terrell Winder contributed to data collection and to other background research for the report. Financial support was provided by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA (The Hollywood Advancement Project), the Walter Kaitz Foundation, and other supporters. To read the full report, click here.