Shadowandact.com currated a list of Hollywood films with black directors that are set to release in the upcoming year:
“Film directors are still overwhelmingly white and male, according to a University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative report published Thursday, January 5, 2018. Titled Inclusion in the Director’s Chair, the new year study analyzed 1,100 top-grossing movies released between 2007 and 2017 and found that across the 100 top movies of 2017, a total of 6 (or 5.5%) of directors were black. This overall percentage is 7.8% below the U.S. Census (13.3%). Of the black directors, 5 were male and 1 female. The percentage has not changed across the 11-year sample. The total in 2017 is lower than the total in 2016 (5.8% or 7) or 2007 (7.1% or 8). In fact, 2007 has the highest percentage of black directors across the 11 years evaluated.
With stats like that, one has to ask just how much has actually changed in Hollywood studio filmmaking, despite all the years of talk of inclusion and diversity?”
Originally published: 1/10/2018