A Directors Guild of Canada census revealed just 18.3 percent of members self-identified as Black, indigenous or people of color, far lower than their overall share of the Canadian population.
A new study from the Directors Guild of Canada reveals the local film and TV industry still remains overwhelmingly white and male.
A voluntary self-identification census carried out among DGC members found 82.8 percent of the guild’s membership identified as white. Another 18.3 percent identified as Black, indigenous or people of color.
That’s a significant underrepresentation compared to the 27 percent of the Canadian population that considers themselves members of BIPOC minorities. And 2.5 percent of the DGC members responding to the census self-identified as Black Canadians, another major underrepresentation given Black Canadians make up around 3.5 percent of the overall population.
The census results also indicated women made up 46.5 percent of respondents, against 53.4 percent identifying as men. At the same time, the DGC’s own membership records indicate the overall guild has 42.4 percent women and 57.5 percent men. … link to full length article at the Hollywood Reporter.
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