Decisions in Hollywood Still Largely Made by White Men, New Study Shows

“Change at the very top of the Hollywood power structure has been glacial at best,” UCLA’s Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramón say

Hollywood in recent years has taken steps to correct a lack of diversity and inclusion both in front and behind the camera. But at top studios, leadership and decision-making positions are still overwhelmingly held by white men, according to UCLA’s 2020 Hollywood Diversity Report.

The heads at the 11 major and mid-major film studios were 91% white and 82% male, according to the report, which was authored by UCLA dean of social sciences Darnell Hunt and the department’s research director Ana-Christina Ramón.

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Trey Williams

Trey Williams

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