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diversity-study_0Diversity on screen may be the hottest topic in Hollywood, with filmmakers, studios, and award shows all vowing to increase representation in film, but a new study finds that the movie business has yet to act on those promises. A new study released Wednesday by the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication found that female, LGBT, and racially diverse characters are still dramatically underrepresented in major Hollywood films. Since 2007, the MDSCI has analyzed the top 100 films of each year, logging data for every speaking or named character on screen. The 2015 edition shows that diversity on screen is almost exactly the same as it was in 2007.

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