2 reports show women still struggle in Hollywood, black men make strides


THREE of the movies that were directed by women that were released in 2018.

LOS ANGELES — African-American men made measurable progress in gaining top jobs in Hollywood last year, though women — and particularly non-white women — continue to miss out.

The state of women in movies was borne out in a study by the San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, released on Thursday, which showed that only 8% of Hollywood’s top films in 2018 were directed by women, down from 11% the prior year, despite high-profile efforts to improve gender equality.

The percentage is roughly unchanged from two decades ago, according to the annual study, which found a “radical underrepresentation” of…

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