Stacy Smith

founder and director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC

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Last year saw a decrease in women and underrepresented people behind the camera in Hollywood — following momentum from 2020’s #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite.

Hollywood diversity backslides in 2022 after some progress

Last year saw a decrease in women and underrepresented people behind the camera in Hollywood — following momentum from 2020’s #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite.

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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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It’s no secret that Hollywood is a tough place for women and minorities.

Hollywood's Diversity Problem

It’s no secret that Hollywood is a tough place for women and minorities.

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