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DGA's Grim Stats on Director Diversity in Television: 'Our Industry Has to Do Better'

Television
by Sophia Savage
September 27, 2012 4:10 PM
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DGA’s “WORST OF” Lists : Following are the shows with the worst records of hiring women and minority directors for the 2011-2012 television season:

SHOWS THAT HIRED NO WOMEN AND NO MINORITY DIRECTORS:  Percentage of Episodes by Women or Minority Directors:
 
·         Chemistry (Chemistry Series/Cinemax) – 0%
·         Dallas (Horizon Scripted Television/TNT) – 0%
·         The Inbetweeners (On Site Productions/MTV) – 0%
·         Leverage (Leverage Productions/TNT) – 0%
·         Retired at 35 (King Street Productions/TV Land) – 0%
·         Supernatural (NS Pictures/CW) – 0%
·         Veep (Home Box Office/HBO) – 0%
·         Workaholics (50/50 Productions/Comedy Central) – 0%

SHOWS THAT HIRED WOMEN OR MINORITY DIRECTORS FOR FEWER THAN 15% OF EPISODES:
 
·         CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS Broadcasting/CBS) – 5%
·         Hart of Dixie (Bonanza Productions/CW) – 5%
·         Nikita (NS Pictures/CW) – 5%
·         Once Upon A Time (Digital 49 Productions/ABC) – 5%
·         Boardwalk Empire (Home Box Office/HBO) – 8%
·         Justified (Woodridge Productions/FX) – 8%
·         Modern Family (Twentieth Century Fox Television/ABC) – 8%
·         The Office (Universal Network Television/NBC) – 8%
·         Supah Ninjas (Uptown Productions/Nickelodeon) – 8%
·         True Blood (Home Box Office/HBO) – 8%
·         Community (Remote Broadcasting/NBC) – 9%
·         Two Broke Girls (Bonanza Productions/CBS) – 9%
·         Fringe (Warner Bros. Television/FOX) – 10%
·         Hell on Wheels (Entertainment One Television USA/AMC) – 11%
·         The Newsroom (Home Box Office/HBO) – 11%
·         Perception (FTP Productions/TNT) – 11%
·         The Wedding Band (Terrapin Productions/TBS) – 11%
·         Castle (ABC Studios/ABC) – 13%
·         Cougar Town (FTP Productions/ABC) – 13%
·         Gossip Girl (Warner Bros. Television/CW) – 13%
·         New Girl (Twentieth Century Fox Television/FOX) – 13%
·         Rizzoli & Isles (Horizon Scripted Television/TNT) – 13%
·         Shake it Up (It’s a Laugh Productions/Disney Channel) – 13%
·         Parks & Recreation (Open 4 Business Productions/NBC) – 14%
·         Revenge (ABC Studios/ABC) – 14%
·         The Vampire Diaries (Bonanza Productions/CW) – 14%

DGA’s “BEST OF” List : At the same time, the following shows are highlighted for hiring above the industry average in the 2011-2012 production cycle:

SHOWS THAT HIRED WOMEN OR MINORITY DIRECTORS FOR AT LEAST 30% OF EPISODES:
 
·         The Game (Breakdown Productions/BET) – 100%
·         Let’s Stay Together (Breakdown Productions/BET) – 100%
·         Reed Between the Lines (Breakdown Productions/BET) – 100%
·         Single Ladies (Bling Productions/VH1) – 100%
·         Lab Rats (It’s a Laugh Productions/Disney XD) – 80%
·         Scandal (FTP Productions/ABC) – 67%
·         Suits (Open 4 Business Productions/USA) – 64%
·         Pair of Kings (It’s a Laugh Productions/Disney XD) – 62%
·         Nurse Jackie (Nurse Productions/Showtime) – 60%
·         Treme (Home Box Office/HBO) – 60%
·         Jessie (It’s a Laugh Productions/Disney Channel) – 58%
·         Drop Dead Diva (Woodridge Productions/Lifetime) – 54%
·         The Walking Dead (Stalwart Films/AMC) – 53%
·         Awkward (On Site Productions/MTV) – 50%
·         Grimm (Open 4 Business Productions/NBC) – 48%
·         The Middle (Warner Bros. Television/ABC) – 46%
·         Girls (Home Box Office/HBO) – 44%
·         90210 (CBS Broadcasting/CW) – 42%
·         Covert Affairs (Open 4 Business Productions/USA) – 43%
·         Dexter (Showtime Pictures Development Company/Showtime) – 42%
·         Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (Twentieth Century Fox Television/ABC) – 42%
·         The Big C (Remote Broadcasting/Showtime) – 40%
·         Level Up (Alive and Kicking/Cartoon Network) – 40%
·         Suburgatory (Bonanza Productions/ABC) – 38%
·         Warehouse 13 – Universal Network Television/SyFy) – 38%
·         Boss (Boss Kane Productions/Starz!) – 38%
·         30 Rock (NBC Studios/NBC) – 36%
·         The Good Wife (CBS Broadcasting/CBS) – 36%
·         Raising Hope (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/FOX) – 36%
·         Smash (NBC Studios/NBC) – 36%
·         Sons of Anarchy (Pacific 2.1 Entertainment Group/FX) – 36%
·         Austin & Ally (It’s a Laugh Productions/Disney Channel) – 33%
·         CSI: NY (CBS Broadcasting/CBS) – 33%
·         Grey’s Anatomy (ABC Studios/ABC) – 33%
·         Fairly Legal (Open 4 Business Productions/USA) – 33%
·         Body of Proof (FTP Productions/ABC) – 31%
·         Psych (Universal Network Television/USA) – 31%
·         Alphas (Open 4 Business Productions/SyFy) – 30%
·         Falling Skies (Turner North Center Productions/TNT) – 30%
·         Franklin & Bash (Woodridge Productions/TNT) – 30%
·         Torchwood: Miracle Day (Bad Wolf Productions/Starz!) – 30%

1 Comment

  • Geoffrey Altrocchi | October 1, 2012 3:13 AMReply

    Ouch Dog! That's gotta change! www.cinegeoff.blogspot.com

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