Amma Asante. One of only two black female film directors in all of Hollywood.
A diverse media study has been done that includes the 10 major networks (including netflix). Over 400 films were studied and it showed that only 28% of the actors were from minority groups.
And for characters 40 and over, only a mere 25% of theme were female.
Behind the camera the stats are even worse. There are only two female black directors Ava Duvernay and Amma Asante, and out of all directors only 3.4% are female. I guess that explains why there are so many more roles for men…
According to AJC.com,
“But some of the study’s most troubling finds are simply absences. Roughly 50 percent of the examined content didn’t feature one Asian or Asian-American character; 20 percent didn’t include one black character.”
The final analysis of the study concludes that Hollywood “still functions as a straight, white, boy’s club.”
Get the full breakdown of the USC Study here: