Netflix Releases ‘USC Annenberg Research on Movie & Sequence Range’

Netflix has launched the “USC Annenberg Research on Movie & Sequence Range” and “Replace on Its Fund for Inventive Fairness,” carried out in partnership with Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. The examine examines a number of inclusion metrics (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, incapacity) in our U.S.-commissioned movies and collection. The streamer has dedicated to releasing its progress each two years via 2026 for accountability and in any other case promote and impact lasting change within the trade.

Newest Findings:

The brand new findings, taking a look at Netflix U.S. movies and collection from 2020-2021, present enhancements year-over-year for ladies and other people from underrepresented racial/ethnic teams:

  • Netflix achieves gender equality in main roles: Greater than half (55%) of all Netflix movies and collection from 2018-2021 featured a lady or lady because the lead or co-lead.
  • Elevated illustration for folks of shade in main roles: In 2020-2021, almost half (47%) of Netflix movies and collection featured a lead or co-lead from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group.
  • Extra ladies behind the digicam: In 2021, 26.9% of administrators on Netflix movies had been ladies, in comparison with 12.7% throughout top-grossing movies that very same 12 months. And 38% of present creators in 2021 had been ladies, considerably larger than 26.9% in 2018.
  • Important strides for ladies of shade in entrance of and behind the digicam: Ladies of shade elevated considerably as collection administrators from 5.6% in 2018 to 11.8% in 2021 — with comparable development for author and creator roles. Practically a 3rd of movies (27.7%) and greater than half of collection (54.75%) in 2021 had ladies of shade as leads/co-leads.

The outcomes additionally reveal that gaps persist for some particular racial/ethnic teams, together with Latinx, Center Japanese/North African, Indigenous and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities. And there may be nonetheless room to enhance the illustration of characters with disabilities.

Learn the chief abstract right here and the total report right here.

Watch Dr. Stacy L. Smith focus on the newest USC Annenberg Research findings:

Watch: ‘Two Years In: An Replace on the Netflix Fund for Inventive Fairness’

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is information editor at Animation World Community.