Stacy Smith

Director of Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative at USC Annenberg

Guest

Stacy L. Smith (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999) joined the USC Annenberg faculty in the fall of 2003.  Her research focuses on 1) content patterns pertaining to gender and race on screen in film and TV; 2) employment patterns behind-the-camera in entertainment; 3) barriers and opportunities facing women on screen and behind-the-camera in studio and independent films; and 4) children’s responses to mass media portrayals (television, film, video games) of violence, gender and hypersexuality.

Stacy Smith on KCRW

Hollywood loves white guys. A  new study  from USC finds that of the top 100 top grossing films last year, just a third of the lead actors were women.

Women and minorities still fare poorly in Hollywood

Hollywood loves white guys. A new study from USC finds that of the top 100 top grossing films last year, just a third of the lead actors were women.

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