Among key report takeaways of the 2015-16 Directors Guild of America Episodic Directors Diversity Report: While employer hiring of women directors showed modest improvement, women and minorities continue to be excluded in first-time hiring.
This yearly DGA study analyzes the ethnicity and gender of directors hired to direct primetime episodic television across broadcast, basic cable, premium cable, and high budget original content series made for the Internet.
More than 3,900 episodes produced in the 2014-2015 network television season and the 2014 cable television season from more than 270 scripted series were analyzed. The breakdown of those episodes by the gender and ethnicity of directors is as follows:
Women directed 16% of all episodes, an increase from 14% the prior year.
Minorities (male and female) directed 18% of all episodes, representing a 1% decrease over the prior year.
Report Publication Date: August 25, 2015