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Netflix Pledges $100M to Improving Film Diversity Following Equity Study

Streaming giant Netflix has made enormous strides in promoting more diverse content through avenues like Strong Black Lead, Netflix African Originals, and more. However, a diversity study commissioned by the company revealed there’s still much work to be done to offer more representation in TV and film. CNBC reports that this past Friday, Netflix unveiled a first-of-its-kind diversity study — led by founder and director of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Dr. Stacy L. Smith — to breakdown the makeup of Netflix’s on-screen talent, as well as the people behind-the-camera such as creators, producers, writers and directors. The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative — the leading think tank in the world studying diversity and inclusion in entertainment through research — regularly produces these in-depth reports on diversity in film and television in the industry. Within this recent study, Dr. Smith and her team examined all of the films and series Netflix commissioned between the...

Mar 1, 2021