The Directors Guild of America has released a survey that highlights what appears to be a persistent problem for the television industry — the lack of diversity in prime-time television, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.
The survey found that white males directed 77% of all episodes, while white females directed 11% of episodes, the story notes. Minority males directed 11% of episodes, while minority females directed just 1% of episodes, the story says. The results find little change from a similar survey that focused on the 2009-10 season, the piece adds.
The guild’s leaders expressed disappointment with the survey’s findings. The DGA has traditionally pushed for the inclusion of more women and minorities, the story notes.