Significant Increase In Representation For Ladies & PoC In Top Grossing Films Of 2018

You can thank Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, Aquaman, and Into The Spider-verse, I'm sure.

Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Anneberg Inclusion Initiative found that Out of the top-100 Grossing films of 2018....

  • 40 films featured a lady in a lead or co-lead role over 2017's 32.

  • 28 movies had a lead or co-lead from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.

  • 11 films featured a WOC from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.

  • This was a 12-year high for ladies (including white women) leading or co-leading the action.

  • The 4% Challenge encourages studios to hire more female directors (Universal will hire a whopping 1 every 18 months!)


A comment at the tweet source wonders about representation off screen, in below the line productions. Fair question.