The Hollywood Film and Entertainment business, driven by extreme progressive politics numbering twenty to one, provides the most diverse companies and unions in the world. The fairness of employment amongst sex, race, and cultures is next to none. NOT!!!
If you believe this, I have some proverbial beach land in the Everglades of Florida to sell little old you.
On the surface, Hollywood execs, stars, and filmmakers talk a good story about racial equality, gender equality, and respecting personal identities, but deep in the grass lays that big monster of inequality as bad as the average big blue corporations across America and the world. But I will say this about Hollywood, it is moving slowly in the right direction.
Actor diversification is the quickest improvement and is noticeable. Then follows the production staff. Last, are the executives which are still composed of mainly white men.
Okay, so where did I get this information? From the most recognized source of film industry diversity information: The UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report, which has been published each year for the last seven years. This report is considered by industry and analysts as the leading source for measurement of trends and Key Performing Indexes (KPI’s) of above-the-line talent as well as Hollywood executives, racial and gender equality.
The 46-page 2020 Diversity Report has been issued already this year. It was authored by Darnell Hunt, Ana-Christina Ramon, and Michael Tran.
The report has indicated a slight improvement in the diversity of casts including lead roles. Also, all other above-the-line professionals saw an improvement of varying degrees when it comes to racial equality. But the racial inequality between white and non-white professionals is still large and significant. The publication reports that census data is trending such that by the year 2050 the now white majority will no longer be the majority. Therefore, industry executives who are mostly white should be planning on a change of demographics of their customers as well as a change of the racial divide of casts, directors, and producers. Since the first report has been written in 2008, trending has provided data that more diverse audiences are demanding casts and leading characters become more diverse.
So, there is hope for the future of the inclusion of minorities to the point of equality, sooner rather than later.
Changes in demographics are only one effect on the changes in the Hollywood diversity quotas.
Attitudes can be affected by hard-fought social-economical battles including the George Floyd murder protests and can make a significant one-time improvement of data. The George Floyd murder made more of an impact than usual due to its cross-racial agreement of the clear discrimination and the cross-racial agreement that the racial divide was not acceptable and had to change. Within the entertainment industry, most every celebrity demanded a change. The change demanded was not just of race equality but of gender equality and acceptance of sexual identity. The coincidental plague of the COVID 9 virus created a more effective message due to the masses at home with time to pay more attention to the diversity word.