Rating Diversity in Film



This article in the online publication Indiewire talks about USC’s Annenberg school for Communication and Journalism’s initiative to highlight the lack of diversity in the film industry.

It explains that”the project, titled the Comprehensive Analysis and Report on Diversity (CARD), will rate and reward media companies based on how inclusive they are. The ratings will study the content media companies produce – and also the diversity within their internal ranks.

“In 2013, there were 17 films among the top 100 grossing movies that featured not one black or African-American speaking character. Across 600 popular films between 2007 and 2013, just two were directed by black women,” said Professor Smith, director of the MDSC Initiative.

“Clearly, not one group or one company is solely responsible for the lack of diversity on-screen or behind the camera. We need a broader look at who is doing well, and who needs to step up their game. The USC Annenberg CARD will do just that,” Smith said.

Here’s the link to the report from 2016:



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