Report Shows ‘No Progress’ In Hollywood On-Screen Diversity The report from the University of Southern California found that men had more than twice as many roles in 2017 films than women. It also found that women of color were largely excluded from leading roles.
The report analyzed the top 100 films of every year since 2007.
In 2017, only 31.8 percent of characters with dialogue were women; 70.7 percent of all the roles of 2017 were cast with white actors. Only four women of color were cast as leads. Stacy L Smith, report author, via ‘The Guardian’ Smith’s report calls for The “inclusion rider”