From my latest Forbes post on how the progress for women writers and especially directors on the small screen has stalled:
Women are stuck, and that is even more clearly illustrated in the data released by the Directors Guild of America yesterday, which had a title on the press release entitled “Employers Make No Improvement in Diversity Hiring.” The DGA looked at 3,500 episodes produced in 2013-14 from network and cable shows. The numbers are devastating – white women directed 12% of episodes and women of color directed just 2% of episodes. The lion’s share of episodes are directed by white men at 69%. The figures show that the numbers for white men decreased and the number for men of color increased (it seems that Tyler Perry directed a lot last year and that accounted for the increase), but the number for women DID NOT CHANGE.
Read more at Forbes.