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Paramount Pictures Has a Gender (and Race) Problem

by Melissa Silverstein
July 14, 2010 3:37 AM
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The folks at Racebending who advocate for just and equal opportunities in film and TV, have been tracking race issues related to the recently released film The Last Airbender. While doing their research they have revealed some disturbing trends at Paramount Studios, the studio which released the film.

Here's what they discovered about gender, and me thinks that Paramount has a serious gender problem.

I don't think Paramount is unique in this area. I would bet these numbers would be equal if not worse at all the other studios too.

Men make up 77% of top billed actors and women make up 23% of top billed actors.

Even worse only one movie over the last ten years -- The Last Holiday -- starred a woman of color.

I know the numbers are bad, but seeing them always blows me away.

Paramount Pictures – Diversity in the 21st Century? (Racebending)

h/t Rachel Jones.

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