Rising Diversity Demand Meets Short Supply

The New York Times recently covered the lack of diversity in Hollywood, with interviews from people within the sector who have first hand-knowledge and experience of this issue. They found that, Plenty of minority and female writers are looking for jobs, but may be unknown to or overlooked by showrunners, unrepresented by agencies, or seen as lacking in experience. “The pool is wide but not deep” is a common refrain. Even those at the forefront of diversification efforts acknowledge that a shortage exists. Not enough minority women have been groomed for senior writing jobs, a function not only of the industry’s white male focus, but also of rarefied access, discrimination in promotions, and low entry-level pay. Read the complete article.

Published: September 12, 2018