White Men Are Still King of the Silver Screen with Just 26% of Lead Roles Going to Women and 11% to Minorities

Kate Lyons, Daily Mail (London), February 20, 2014

The golden age of Hollywood may have ended in the 1960s, but it seems Hollywood’s not-so golden attitudes about gender and race are still stuck in that era.

The 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report released this week examines the gender and race of actors, directors and writers of film and television.

It reveals an industry that is still dominated by white men, with women and minorities dramatically underrepresented both on and off screen.

‘The report paints a picture of an industry that is woefully out of touch with an emerging America, an America that’s becoming more diverse by the day,’ said Dr Darnell Hunt, lead author of the study and director of Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

The study, which is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive look at diversity in the entertainment industry, examined 172 films released in 2011–the top 200 grossing movies, excluding the 28 foreign films in that mix–and 1061 television shows from the 2011-2012 season from broadcast and cable networks, including dramas, comedies, and reality television, but excluding sport.

The study found that minorities and women were leads, directors, writers and creators in films and television programs far less often than would be expected given they make up more than 36 percent and slightly more than 50 percent of the overall U.S. population respectively.

Dr Hunt said this startling under-representation should be cause for alarm.

‘Much of what we know about the world around us comes from media,’ he told MailOnline.

‘So when you have a society that’s becoming more and more diverse, if you have an industry that is lagging, you have a distorted view of what’s going on in the world . . . You have a very narrow depiction of what is normal and what is American.’

The Hollywood Diversity Report also found a strong correlation between the inclusion of minorities and women in films and television and high television ratings and box office success.

The study found that films with a larger amount of minority involvement (21-30 percent) had the highest median global box office receipts (£96 million). In contrast, films with the least minority involvement (10 percent or less) posted much lower box office receipts (£41 million).

‘America’s becoming a lot more diverse, that’s clearly showing itself in terms of what people want to see, so the TV shows and movies that tended to do the best tended to have diverse casts,’ said Dr Hunt.

‘People want to see on television and in film things that reflect their experiences. Adding more diversity in storytelling in casts translates into box office and ratings.’

Dr Hunt offered the examples of Scandal, which has a black female show-runner and lead actor and Grey’s Anatomy, which has a racially diverse cast and was the only show on television with a writing staff that reflected the minority population in the U.S.–between 31 and 40 percent of Grey’s Anatomy’s writers were non-white.

These results were surprising, said Dr Hunt, in light of the conventional wisdom of the industry, which suggested that minority stories and female-led productions were risky financially.

The study also found that though commercially successful, films and television shows with more diverse casts and crew were not rewarded by the industry. Come awards time, it is white male stars and directors who scoop the prize pool.

The study reported that no minority-directed films released in 2011 won an Oscar in any category, though three were nominated–Kung Fu Panda 2, Jane Eyre, and Rio. Only one Oscar-winning film, The Iron Lady, had a female director.

Similarly, no films with minority lead won an Oscar in any category and only two films with female leads won Oscars in any categories–The Help and The Iron Lady.

The study also found that the likelihood of winning an Oscar falls to zero if a cast is made up of more than 30 percent minority actors.

Dr Hunt said this was not because minorities and women did not produce and star in exceptional productions, but that the academies who decide on award-winners were dominated by white men.

‘You have an academy that is overwhelmingly white and male and older making decisions about what is excellent, they’re probably going to look down on other types of production, they’re probably not going to recognise the stories of minorities as excellent,’ he said.

The report is released as minorities are outpacing whites in terms of media consumption.

Minorities, who account for 36.3 percent of the overall U.S. population, represent 44.1 percent of frequent moviegoers and tend to watch more hours of television each week than white viewers.

The Hollywood Diversity Report 2014 is the first in a series of annual studies on the topic to be completed by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

Dr Hunt and his team are already at work on the report for next year, which will examine films of 2012 and television shows of the 2012-2013 season.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Hollyweird has been ‘out of touch’ with mainstream America since about 1965 – along with every other institution which used to be normal.

    • wildfirexx

      The fact of the matter is (with the exception of a few), “blacks can’t act”…unlike many white male or female actors that show lots of emotion, and expression on their faces, blacks have a lack of it,… and appear boring.

      • newscomments70

        I believe blacks are capable having talent in the arts. The problem is that their talent is not utilized for quality entertainment. Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday are forgotten relics of the past…most likely considered to be “Uncle Toms”. Modern black entertainment consists of filth, such as gangsta rap and Hollywood movies. The purpose of this media is to demoralize and denigrate whites. Blacks used in film and “music” are placed there for a genocidal racial agenda. it’s not “The Cosby Show” anymore.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    If theses proponents of diversity truly cared about diversity then why aren’t they protesting Bollywood films having only Indian actors, Univision and Telemundo having only Hispanic actors, and BET having overwhelmingly black actors? It’s because diversity proponents only care when industries are predominantly white. Yet another clear example of ‘diversity’ being code for ‘anti-white’.

  • Truthseeker

    When you look at the world through a Cultural Marxist lens, this appears to be a deliberate form of suppression, but when you look at it through the lens of reality and understanding of the world, you realize that whites are the majority, and therefore the largest audience for films in the U.S., and also that men tend to be more adventurous and assertive, which makes them prime candidates to be lead characters. It’s not really a big mystery.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      Don’t forget that period pieces are a big percentage of Hollywood’s output, and any movie set before the 1970’s will generally try to present America as it was back when it was “non-vibrant”.

      It’s one of the reason I generally love WW2 flicks, as the casts are usually 100% white, save perhaps a few negro cooks and porters in the background.

  • Geo1metric

    ” You have a very narrow depiction of what is normal and what is American.’”
    “‘People want to see on television and in film things that reflect their experiences. ”

    Ok, so let’s have more minority representation with “knock-out games, mall invasions, flash-mob attacks on stores, car-jackings, and heinous murders of 87 year-old White ladies. Yep, that will sell lots of movies.

    • IstvanIN

      Yup, that is the new, normal Amerika.

    • dmxinc

      I know what is “American.”

      Now, what they’ve turned this country into is a different story. I don’t have a word for that yet, but the people certainly aren’t “American.”

    • sbuffalonative

      “‘People want to see on television and in film things that reflect their experiences. “

      Blacks complain they’re represented as stereotypes while they demand films reflect their life experience, meaning they want to see their themselves as having a black (stereotype) experience.

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        They ought to tune into the day time court shows. Blacks are well represented in every day life situations there (short of “Cops” types of daily experiences). If you want to see why it is smart to stay far, far away from blacks, just watch those shows for a day or two.

        • bilderbuster

          The “Cops” producer is on record saying that he reverses the incidents of how many calls for Black crimes with those of Whites because reality would show them taking mostly calls for Black crime & that would project “a negative image of Blacks”.
          So instead of showing the truth about Blacks so as not to “project a negative image of Blacks” he dishonestly promotes a negative image of Whites.

          • capnmorgan5150

            Agreed. If you want to see the real face of black crime, watch Bait Car. 99% of the car thieves are black.

          • Erasmus

            I can hear it in the ‘hood even now: “Y’all gotz ta tune into “Bait Car” tonight. Dey’s showing da ep’sode wid D’shawn and Kyreesha.”

          • Sick of it

            The same is true on college campuses and the thieves are not people just wandering onto the campus…most of them are students!

        • Fathercoughlin

          I have got to get a look at “The Wire” which is widely mocked as white peoples favorite favorite show,but I hear it illustrates the black man’s society with brutal honesty–all blamed on YT,of course.

    • CaptainCroMag

      Back in the 1990s, after the movie, “Boyz in the Hood,” came out there was a sudden uptick in Black movies and, almost universally, they portrayed Blacks in negative light. And most of these films were directed by Blacks.

      If you want to see what Blacks think of themselves, just watch a movie made by Blacks. They often either portray themselves as oversexed buffoons or violent thugs.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Whenever Netflix gives me suggestions for movies to view I sift through them. If I find any with black actors in leading roles I give them one star for “hated it”. My favorite films are British. There are many with all white casts.

        • Geo1metric

          Yes! And some of them actually have “plots” which don’t entail “car chases”, gratuitous sex, and unrealistic “gun battles”.

      • Erasmus

        Slightly off topic, you ought to hear what Africans from Africa think of American blacks.

    • bilderbuster

      I wish there was “more minority representation with knock-out games, mall invasions, flash-mobs…”
      ‘True reality TV that the news media hides from the public would be a good in your face wake up for the sleeping giant.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Having a black presence in practically every movie is not enough; now blacks have to be in the leading roles as well. Will it never end?

    • Geo1metric

      It will end when we make it end; otherwise, no.

    • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

      See, “The Dream” is really about totally taking over. It never had anything to do with the right to eat lunch next to a white person or sit in school with whites. It was, is and always will be a drive to take over – everything and be the masters, with whites the slaves, nothing less.

  • John R

    So, with a population that is nearly one third non-white, the lead actors are only about 11% non-white? Really. That is just terrible. Funny, though: When I watch the news, it seems that ONE HALF of all the anchors are black. Also, in the popular “Law and Order” series, that is supposed to take place in NYC, the murderers that they prosecute are nearly all White men. They prosecute more White guys on that show than there are White murderers in New York City in real life! So, this “disparity” thing definitely works both ways.

    • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

      That’s the funniest thing going, all those programs, even CSI, they portray whites are the bad guys most often, in total defiance of reality.

      • wildfirexx

        That’s right, the supportive roles that black actors on TV play are usually always the good guys now, or the Boss man, which doesn’t depict reality unless it’s through affirmative action. Even in Canada were the commercials almost always have some blacks in them, in reality (unlike in the USA) they only make up less than 1 % of the population. Where as the Asians make up about 10-15% of the population.

    • Erasmus

      In most of the “Law and Order” series, the judge is almost always some street-wise black woman, dispensing homely wisdom along with justice.

  • thomas edward

    I think of myself as a “movie goer,” but week to week, my options dwindle. There are two reasons for this. One is I won’t go to a movie unless the star is White and two, I don’t want any deviant sexual innuendo. The two movies I liked were “Captain Phillips” and “Gravity.” (Gravity I think should win best movie – intense) Both Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock deserve academy awards for their effort in those two movies. I’m sure though, they’ll give best movie to “12 years a slave.”

    • ncpride

      Despite her misguided liberalism, Sandra Bullock really is a brilliant actress, no doubt about it. One of my all time favorite performances by her was in the movie ‘Hope Floats’…

    • CelestiaQuesta

      I hear Obama is writing a new book to be released when he leave office called “8 Years A Slave.” I think Kanya West or JayZ would play the lead role well.

      • Geo1metric

        Well, at least he can say he was a “house n*****”.

  • sbuffalonative

    And what do blacks and Hispanics add to the table? Either Tyler Perry movies or ‘da black man can’t catch no break from the white man’.

    Whenever a black writes or directs a film or play, it’s about ‘blackness’. It’s not about universal themes. They have a limited and myopic view of the world hence a limited market.

    • Frank_DeScushin

      The same applies to black intellectuals. You’ll get a rare Neil Degradse Tyson who’s respected in science or Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell in economics, but the black intellectuals that the Left holds up are only masters in the field of talking about being black. Men like Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates, Derrick Bell, Michael Eric Dyson, et al. have no discernible academic excellence in a respected field. They just talk about being black, and then the Left swoons and holds them out as among the foremost minds in America.

      • Tarczan

        I’ve heard enough from Williams and Sowell to respect them as fine thinkers. I’m not too sure about Tyson though. He seems like an AA special to me.

      • SoulInvictus

        I love it when Neil DeGrasse Tyson gets spun up on space travel. He’s the only black public figure I’ve seen in a long, long, …long time that I genuinely like.

        • capnmorgan5150

          Maybe Tyson will invent a time machine. Then we can go back and pick our own cotton!

      • So CAL Snowman

        Neil Degrasse Tyson is an absolute joke. He just paraphrases and flat out plagiarizes Carl Sagan, but since he’s black no one has the stones to call him out on his bull crap. Degrasse has done NOTHING to advance our understanding of astrophysics or the space-time continuum. He has a very basic understanding of modern astrophysics. He’s very much like Obama; when given talking points and a script he sounds moderately intelligent, but ask him to come up with something of his own that is original and he can’t produce.

        • SoulInvictus

          He’s the Only public figure that I ever see making an impassioned call for space exploration. I couldn’t care less if he’s Stephen Hawking when it comes to the subject. He evangelizes the value of innovation and the spirit of exploration with the fervor of a black preacher without ever getting (that I’ve seen) caught up in black social drama.
          So I look at it the opposite way, the innovators and scientists are very poor PR men. Without someone like Tyson (white or black), they’ll see less and less funding. He’s a good intermediary between them and an increasingly stupid and short term focused populace (white and black again).

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            You’d think our idiot Vice President Joe Biden would be making a pitch for space exploration. That *is* one of the jobs of VPotUS, after all; it has been since the Kennedy Administration.

          • SoulInvictus

            I don’t think I’ve heard him say word one about NASA now that you mention it.
            Space exploration is a big pet peeve of mine because it’s the one non-defense cause that actually requires a national/fed effort and the only non-war accomplishment that the US has really shined on. Other than the internet maybe, but that being facilitated by technology (microcomputers) developed for, yup, the space program. I’ll never understand how that ceased to inspire or be a priority for us.

          • Erasmus

            Blacks are now too overrepresented among NASA employees for NASA to now be anything more than make-work for the diversity.

            In fact, if you want to know why government bureaucracies are so wasteful and inefficient, look who’s overrepresented and who’s underrepresented: There are way, way, way too many blacks now working in government, and whites are represented at levels far below their numbers in society at large.

            Go to any McDonald’s any time of day. Those sisters with the big booties shoving fries down their faces now personify American government bureaucracy.

          • SoulInvictus

            That…is disheartening. I find it hard to believe in regards to the science positions, but I could see it on the bureaucracy end.
            It would certainly explain a lot.

          • Geo1metric

            Except in some of the more esoteric “intelligence” organizations some of which the public has never/will never hear of. Those outfits are virtually lily White.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            Like the US Post Office.

            I ordered Vlad Evanoff’s book on making fishing lures last month. The seller was in California, but when the book didn’t arrive, I used Amazon’s tracking system. My book was in Atlanta, Georgia. Only a n-word would send a book from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs via Atlanta.

          • Geo1metric

            One of the primary reasons we are no longer doing as much as we could in real science is the treasure being wasted on “entitlement” programs.

          • SoulInvictus

            That and we could have probably colonized Mars on the money wasted in Iraq and Afghanistan alone…
            Not like a spare planet would be a smart investment with loads of poorly supervised nukes held by shaky governments.

          • Sick of it

            Yes, but then people could get away from this crazy world and actually live like free men.

    • Erasmus

      Whenever a black writes or directs a film or play, it’s about ‘blackness’.

      I hope you’re not surprised. Look at the blacks at the highest levels of government: For BO and “My people” Holder their jobs are mostly just about being black.

      • sbuffalonative

        I’m not surprised. It’s how blacks think and act.

        Blacks have a limited palette of ideas. They basically form around ‘we were slaves’, ‘we suffered and fought for our freedom and civil rights’, ‘as much as things have changed, nothing has changed for us’, ‘the white man owes us’.

        Now black comedians will do black comedies that don’t overtly deal with these issues but directors and writers like Spike Lee make it their self-centered, myopic oeuvre.

        How many movies and plays can be produced on these themes? After awhile it becomes background noise. I know I tune most of it out.

        When I go to a museum, I do so to ennoble myself. I don’t go to museums that are dedicated to suffering or those that want me to feel guilty.

        I certainly don’t watch movies or plays that dance around the same issues over and over; ‘Blacks were innocent victims and whites are the embodiment of evil’. I heard it a hundred time. I get it. I’m not going to pay money to be beaten and vilified.

    • Fathercoughlin

      What about “Booty Call”???

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    This has been one of Steve Sailer’s recurring themes about the lack of ambition among Hispanics. Why can’t they seem to break into an industry that’s right there in an area they dominate in terms of population?

    • Bossman

      The “Telenovelas” are made in Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela. They are exported all over the world; even to Europe and many places in Africa and Asia.

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        And strangely, the actors in Telenovelas and the still shot models in Fotonovelas are white and white-ish people.

        • Geo1metric

          White is admired, even if secretly, for beauty the world over.

        • Fathercoughlin

          ‘Cept for that short fat guy

      • indoctrination_FAIL

        As are pretty much all US movies and TV shows. Your point being?…

  • Bossman

    Most movies these days are just pure travesty and violent tedious nonsense.

    • Magician

      Yes, they rarely contain any significant stories or messages. They are mostly eye candies.

  • Extropico

    Where is the diversity in Nollywood, the Nigerian Hollywood! Africans in Amerika never talk about the lack of diversity in their homelands.

    • LHathaway

      Not true. When it’s diversity in Africa, at least whites, it’s bad. . . They probably even have an insulting name for it. Several I’m sure.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    This article passing as “journalism” is full of contradictions, assumptions and illogical leaps. First, we’re told that the country is rapidly becoming nonwhite, yet movies are not.

    So apparently moviegoers are clamoring for more nonwhites in films, but Hollyweird is stubbornly refusing to give it to them. For some reason, these hordes of nonwhites are unable to set up their own film studios and give the people what they “really” want.

    Then we’re told that the public is somehow brainwashed against nonwhites by the white producers (even though it’s exactly the opposite, and decades of sympathetic depictions of nonwhites in films is one of the things that convinced white Americans to open the floodgates to the nonwhite hordes in the first place).

    Then we’re told that films with a larger amount of minority involvement had the highest median global box office receipts (according to some “study”) but strangely enough, money-obsessed Hollywood seems oblivious to this fact.

    Then we read that shows like Scandal and Grays Anatomy written by or starring nonwhites are doing wonderfully. So what’s the problem?

    Ah, but there’s those evil old awards committees that are run by a bunch of old white male fuddy-duddies that refuse to give Oscars to shows or films that are written by or star nonwhites (as if the Oscar committees are checking the racial makeup of the writing staff before giving an award).

    If the writer really believed all the propaganda she was spewing, it seems obvious that the problem would eventually take care of itself. The fact that the issue calls for so much handwringing (and undoubtedly pickets, protests and boycotts) indicates that the writer doesn’t really believe her own nonsense.

    • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

      Excellent comment, truly excellent. I’ll add that Hollyweird loves diversity and loves to rub whites’ noses in it. Most likely, this study was done to give Jesse Jackson a shot at blackmailing the studios.

  • JSS

    I would support banning all Whites from being able to work in any way with the T.V. and movie industry. No acting or supporting at all, in the name of democracy and social justice of course. After all if Whites were banned from doing tech work then the industry would collapse, which in my opinion would be a very good thing. I would love to see Hollywood become Detroit.

    • Tarczan

      If California keeps raising taxes, it will collapse.

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        California is already collapsing.

        • Fathercoughlin

          Bon Jovi?

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            Our Bon.

  • Spartacus

    So now jews are White…

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/GenXinOz GenX ANZAC

      The Hollywood one’s seem to be, especially whenever another child abuse scandal breaks.

    • wildfirexx

      Genetically speaking most European Jews are white, but for some reason the Elite like to think of themselves as a special race of people!

    • Fathercoughlin

      No they aint. A “people apart” they label themselves. A “superior race” they think of themselves. The natural rulers of the lesser races,they feel. And genetically both white & semitic,many clinging to the idea that they are a seperate–and master–race. Yet they claim to be US,whom they despise. Still love ‘em,you apple-head philosemites??

  • willbest

    I probably don’t need to point this out, but correlation is not causation in terms of minority involvement vs. gross box office. But if we are going to make the same kind of leap the good doctor did, I might also point out that blacks and Hispanics are poorer than whites yet consume more media. Now if TV is the cause of poverty then shouldn’t we want to make the shows unappealing to those groups so they stop watching them.

    Something else bothers me about the analysis. Why 200 movies? Why not 50, 100, 150 or every movie released into theater? And why the top 200 and not a random sampling? I am sure I could game the movie averages by tweaking the set analyzed.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Blacks and women could set up their own film studios and make their own movies BUT it’s so much easier just to demand that Whitey give everything to them. Truly pathetic.

    “The study reported that no minority-directed films released in 2011 won
    an Oscar in any category, though three were nominated–Kung Fu Panda 2,
    Jane Eyre, and Rio.”

    So a non White should win an Oscar just because they were nominated, and if they don’t win it’s proof of racism? It couldn’t possibly be because the aforementioned movies were complete garbage compared to their competitors.

    • LHathaway

      You gotta admit. . Americans still make great, if not the best, movies and television programs. There’s not a lot left for us to be proud of. The entertainment industry just needs reformed. . . .

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        I don’t know how one reforms top-down, deliberate cultural poison, unless I get to run the all-night firing squads after the revolution.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    “…it seems Hollywood’s not-so golden attitudes about gender and race are
    still stuck in that era.” (Dr. Darnell Hunt)
    ===
    Dr. Hunt is not doubt referring to such films as Guess Who’s Coming to
    Dinner (1967), which advances, with particular clarity, five themes:

    1) Race is a superficial distinction, a mere “social construct.”

    2) The brilliant black man.

    3) Black-white marriages “work out quite well.”

    4) The well-deserved fate of the small-minded white bigot: termination:

    5) White people — even ardent liberals — must constantly fight against the
    “reactionary bigot” inside all of us “trying to get out”.

  • Bartek

    Well I guess, at least they are, um…Caucasian.
    The problem is, the overall tone of the propaganda message out of Hollywood is decidingly opposed to White civilization and in favor of destructive ‘social justice’ multi-culturalism.

  • sbuffalonative

    This is likely coming out now because of the Oscars and the push for ’12 Years a Slave.’

    I don’t follow Hollywood so I don’t know if the voting has ended but this seems like a another guilt trip.

  • LHathaway

    The flip side of this ‘white mans’ and white man hero hollywood is that white men would be more likely to watch the programming and more likely fall prey to whatever ‘propaganda’ is contained in the programming. Like moths to a flame, we are driven to what harms us.

    Like universities clamoring for ‘diversity’, why look at the diversity of skin color but ignore the ‘diversity’ (or lack thereof) of ideological content? That’s not to let universities off the hook. . when they clammor for (skin color) diversity (which they try to avoid directly doing by use of doublespeak) they are really promoting any color that isn’t white. They really aren’t calling for ‘diversity’ at all. If they were, one university in the country somewhere, at Howard, Harvard or Hartford U, would have a white student group present on campus also. That there are none, all the while they still rail for diversity shows they are not interested in a diversity of skin colors, either.

    • Bartek

      Those universities do have a student group for their ‘white’ students, it is called ‘Hillel’.

      • LHathaway

        What’s that? Hillel?

        • So CAL Snowman

          It’s an exclusively Jewish fraternity/sorority/college group

  • Shawn_thefemale

    You mean Whites still watch that crap that comes out of Hollywood? I don’t know 99% of the current so-called ‘stars’, what they ‘star’ IN, what ‘show’ they’re ON and don’t care to.

  • LHathaway

    The television show The Big Bang Theory is pretty white. It even seems to promote a pro-white/white males as victims, agenda.

  • rebellisMMXII

    With whole freaking channels devoted to specific non-races….and someone types this?

    • LHathaway

      But none for whites, of course. . .

      • Geo1metric

        Right. Where’s WET?

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    There isn’t a single benefit to diversity. Nothing at all. The more diversity there is, the more injustice there is, the more poverty and wealth inequality there is, the more overcrowding and pollution there is, the more racial hatred there is, the more suffering there is, the more corruption and crime there is and so on. More diversity means an Orwellian future in some brutal, increasingly totalitarian police state. Diversity has nothing to do with tolerance and helping others. It’s all about ethnic cleansing and dispossession of whites.

    • Samuel_Morton

      Nicely said, that about sums it up. Now if only million of others could see this clearly.

  • JohnEngelman

    The Hollywood Diversity Report also found a strong correlation between the inclusion of minorities and women in films and television and high television ratings and box office success.

    – Kate Lyons, Daily Mail (London), February 20, 2014

    Those who produced the Hollywood Diversity Report should reexamine their data and calculations. Hollywood already exaggerates the presence of blacks in upper status professions, while underestimating black crime.

    Nevertheless, Hollywood is probably the most competitive environment in the United States. Movies take millions of dollars to produce. Most lost money. Hollywood features white men in lead roles because they draw the largest audiences.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      It’s all about purchasing power. With whites at over 70% of the United States population, the way to make money on a major production is a movie that will appeal to us. I can name a Hollywood movie that had non-whites in every major role and was a hit: “Letters From Iwo Jima”. The budget was $19 million, and it grossed almost $69 million at the box office. The net profit of about $50 M thus represents a 250% return on the original outlay. Not too shabby, but it didn’t have any African “skid-marks” in it.

      • John K

        “Letters From Iwo Jima” may not have had any darkies in it, but it attempted to show the Japanese army in a positive way. Clint Eastwood should be ashamed.

        • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

          They took KIAs at rates that would have made any other army in modern history mutiny. My wife’s from a famous navy family. The captain of the heavy cruiser “Chokai” ordered Australian sailors beheaded in 1942, after they had been rescued, but his time was up in 1944 off Samar; his ship was sunk in the battle off Samar.

          The Cherokee skipper of USS Samuel B. Roberts blew her bow off with a torpedo, and Mr. Carr shelled Chokai right the heck up, detonating the torpedoes on the cruiser, causing serious explosions amidships. Chokai was finished off by US carrier aircraft.

          Carr was fatally WIA when he overheated his 5″/38 and the second final round remaining to him cooked off in the breech of the gun, disemboweling him.

          It was all a complete tragedy.

      • BonV.Vant

        whites actually PAY for things, others more often than not don’t

        • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

          Everyone always pays for things. I prefer to pay for things with money, whenever I am allowed to do so.

  • Truth Teller

    The study should have distinguished between films and TV. The TV audience consists mostly of women, children, minority and older men. So there are lots of kids shows, lots of
    Lifetime type shows and blacks. Blacks tend to watch TV all the time. They love those black trash shows. Children’s shows are under enormous pressure to be diverse.

    • Guest

      :)

  • Truth Teller

    Films cater to young men and boys. They like action adventure. 12 to 35 year old males and families with children are the major movie audiences. The children like the children’s movies obviously. The boys and men like the action adventure genre .whose actors are White men.
    The study totally ignores the over representation of women, and blacks on TV. The study’s conclusions are false because they conclude that the overrepresentation of White men in feature films is also true of TV which is blatantly false. Considering that people watch TV every day but go to movies only occasionally a truthful conclusion would be that blacks are way, way over represented.
    I have tried to watch Fox but Fox has blacks on constantly. The other stations are just as bad. So only use the TV for Netflix.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      We use the TV only for movies on DVD. We hate constant advertisements. I don’t want to hear that we don’t sleep well enough on an ordinary bed, or that my armpit hair will crawl all the way to Denver on its own and strangle the city if I don’t switch to the right deodorant; if it was going to do that, I’d have my wife get the bolt-cutters out and snap it loose before it became really annoyed. “When you love something, set it free”, and all that. Also, it would probably be Denver that it took out.

      Advertisement on television is always about how we would be happier and better-looking if only we spend every cent on hair and skin products, fast McDamage “food” and ginormous trucks. Some of the late-night medication commercials advertise “cures” for imaginary ailments like “restless leg syndrome” and then issue cautions about their drugs for things that sound very serious.

      Who in their right mind would watch television?

      • Who Me?

        Half the medicines have side effects that are far worse than what they supposedly cure.. I’d far rather have scaly knees or something than difficulty breathing!

      • Katherine McChesney

        Michael, “restless leg syndrome” is real. I had it many years ago. But, for the life of me I can’t remember what I did to end my torment.

        • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

          I am hoping to hear someday about one of these bizarre new medications having “restless leg syndrome” as one of its side-effects. In the meantime, I am an acute sufferer of “syndrome-deficiency syndrome”.

        • Sick of it

          Sometimes things like that are part of a genetic package, including familial tremors.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            Absolutely! My sister and I each inherited the usual “hayfever” allergies from our ex-father, but strange, peculiar allergies from our mother. My sister is allergic to scallops and asprin, while I am violently allergic to macadamia nuts.

          • Sick of it

            That’s a shame. Macadamia nuts are fantastic. I’m not allergic to much, but I can’t stay in a Bath & Body Works or similar store for very long due to the way I react to the chemicals.

        • BonV.Vant

          I’d say it was lack of physical activity

    • Soul Hunter

      I don’t know about you, I use air wave reception . .can’t afford cable but ,TV is an insult to my already marginal intelligence, lol it’s aggravating and I don’t need to watch sports so kaput

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        Even with basic cable, there’s no quality programming anymore. I liked “Myth Busters” on Discovery Channel, but all they ever seem to show anymore is “Punkin’ Chunkin”. “Deadliest Catch” was interesting exactly once, and after that it was essentially the same show, every episode. Ditto for the current unmitigated drivel about gold mining.

        I pay for high-speed internet at home with a smile on my face, but cable TV? Not a chance!

  • c684570

    Antonio Banderas isn’t a “minority”. He’s White Spanish.

    • IstvanIN

      But in this country he counts as a person of color.

    • Magician

      The cat from Shrek

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        The 13th Warrior.

    • Spartacus

      Shhhh! Don’t say that, you’ll get him in trouble !

  • IstvanIN

    The reason for so few movies with black leading men is because Morgan Freeman can only make so many movies a year.

  • OhWow

    Seinfeld said it best: life is not about matching everything exactly according to the census. That is ridiculous. Standards, not quotas.

    Still waiting for the NBA to stop being so “racist” against white men. Same with the NFL and all the sports show anchors who are at least 50% black even though black men are only 7% of the population. That’s racist!

    • Magician

      It is higher than ten percent now. It was ten percent in mid 90s and we all know how irresponsibly African Americans have sex and give births

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

    How many of those “white men” are blondes. I can only think of Brad Pitt and maybe those two Texas guys. But the real story is that blacks are far over-represented. Every time I turn on my tv the chance of being surprised by a big, black face has become common. It this article said that white women are over-represented, I could buy that. Blonds are hot sellers and get paired with every thing from baboons to big foot, but only once in a while with a white man.

    • Soul Hunter

      I like that guy that took over
      Regis Philbin spot . . . .don’t know his name though ..

    • Magician

      Don’t worry, white men will always be well-represented in the mainstream media because they are the only group that the Hollywood will choose for the “bad guy” or “stupid guy” roles.

  • Easyrhino1

    Where’s the study about the lack of diversity in the multibillion dollar industry of professional sports?

  • Truth Teller

    Speaking of professional sports, Amren women don’t hook up with black men. One hopes Amren don’t follow professional sports. except hockey, lacrosse, golf and tennis. International soccer is becoming too black.

  • Magician

    Things that the viewers are learning on the silver screen

    – All bad guys in the world are white guys
    – There are 10 times more black men than black women living in this world ( Whenever a black person appears on TV or any Hollywood movies it is a black guy )
    – Each and every black male in this world is family-oriented, has a graduate degree or higher, is very law-abiding and white women can’t get enough of the black men

    Some movies that I really enjoyed, and did not have to suffer any “look how wonderful that black man is” propaganda during the entire movie are

    – Let The Right One In
    – All Lord Of The Rings movies
    – Disney Frozen
    – Cellular

    When Disney was about to release Frozen, there were some people that were very disappointed that Disney created another white generic princess, but Frozen ended up one of the most successful of all time. It made $959 billion dollars so far.

    • capnmorgan5150

      “- All Lord Of The Rings movies”

      There are tons of Orcs in those.

  • Edruezzi

    What if people just like it that way? Who wants to watch slavery movies and New Jack City-type crap all the time?

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    I found “Talvisota” on DVD in the original Finnish, with English subtitles. It’s set during the Winter War between Finland and the USSR: a Finnish reservist and his younger brothers are called up. No magical super-duper negro charges in to save the day in every scene. In fact, there aren’t any in the entire film. Completely wonderful! We also got “Dragonslayer” on DVD, which I had last seen at the theater at about age 15. No blacks in that one, either. “Behind the Lines” is scarce and out-of print, but it’s based on the truth, and about British World War One poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen meeting each other when they were sent to a mental hospital in Scotland after PTSD breakdowns. No Afritards there, either. My (used) copy on DVD was sent from Canada.

    One caution for anyone building up their own DVD library is that there is more than one type of format for DVDs, and typical US DVD players will not play European DVD formats. It’s best to make sure in advance!

    • newscomments70

      My DVD player is NTSC (US) and I set my IMAC to play PAL format (European). There is a way to add a PAL converter to the DVD player as well. I never tried, but the procedure is on the internet.

  • http://independent-british-nationalist.blogspot.com/ British Activism

    ….”The report paints a picture of an industry that is woefully out of
    touch with an emerging America, an America that’s becoming more diverse
    by the day”…..

    Correction. America is not getting “more diverse by the day”. It is getting “less white”. Ergo, there is a increasing LACK of diversity.

    That ‘less white’ situation ought to be a sense of loss and shame, even anger. That these people are sneering, laughing and rubbing our faces in the dirt with these kinds of reports ought to prickling all right minded Americans.

  • Sick of it

    The paucity of movies which showcase muslims as terrorists still amuses me. Hollywood prefers random white terrorists.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      Remember the movie adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “The Sum of All Fears”? The producers, Phil Robinson and Mace Neufeld re-cast the bad guys as Neo-Nazi skinheads, when in the original novel they were Arabs. I liked the book, but refused to see the movie.

      • Sick of it

        I do actually remember that movie. Die Hard had a group like that as well. Neo-Nazis have never hijacked an airplane, building, or blown anything up to my knowledge.

        • Lagerstrom

          Yes, the ‘Sarrth Effrikkan’ ultra-nasty villains were hilarious.
          I believe one of them was Nicol Williamson.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            I met plenty of Boers in Australia, and they said I was exceptionally racist. The Boers are a bit too religious for my taste. My old religion was shooting. Eventually hand-grenades. And unexploded aircraft bombs hung from trees. Eventually only shooting again. I’d leave all the rest of my experience behind if I could do recreational shooting again, with regular rifles and pistols instead of the coilgun.

            The last deer in my vegetables I killed with a thrown rock. I collect skulls, but that one was too smashed to be worthwhile. We ate all the meat and boiled the bones for soup.

            My ex-father was contacted by some smart-mouth reporter about my joining what they called the “far right” in the most recent article.

  • thomas edward

    Well sir, I understand and respect what you say, but we’re both on here, so we must agree more than we disagree.

  • Bossman

    Latin America is bigger than Anglo America.

  • gemjunior

    Blacks might consume more media but they don’t produce more because they aren’t as capable. They want everything whitey invented to focus on them, if they can’t just appropriate it outright because in many cases they cannot even make a copy, lacking the technology. It’s deranged.

  • Korean guy

    I am actually a big fan of the Agent Smith. Always professional and calm, wearing a really nice suit and very well-groomed.

    He is one of the most beloved villains in the history of Hollywood.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      He was such a good villain that I was stunned to see him as Elrond in “Lord of the Rings”.

      • Korean guy

        Hugo Weaving is also the highest paid actor in the world and I agree he deserves that title.

        • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

          Saved that!

          • Sick of it

            Classic Japanese film tops the garbage coming out of Hollywood today. Love Mifune-san.

          • Korean guy

            I like

            Takeshi Kaneshiro – his dad is from Japan and mom is from Taiwan
            Bruce Lee
            Jacky Chan – nobody can ever defeat this guy

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            Jacky Chan is hilarious, and also does his own stunts.

    • BonV.Vant

      yeah, he came across as sympathetic. He has the same complaint about his world and being around negroes.

      • Korean guy

        “He has the same complaint about his world and being around negroes.”

        All his associates are Caucasian ;)

        Agent Brown Agent Thompson Agent Jackson Agent Johnson

  • Garrett Brown

    Could you imagine how horrible films would be if there was equal distribution of races in lead roles? How quickly the quality would decline? Most movies are already garbage. The film industry would go out of business in about a year.

    Maybe in your magical year 2042 liberals, but this is not going to happen any time soon.

    • gemjunior

      It’s already way over the top. If blacks make up 13% you would never think it because their faces are in 75% of the TV commercials. If I see another negro lording it over stupid whitey in a physics lab I will puke. Or another negro who is moral and decent getting railroaded by some dirty white cops. The list goes on and on, inverting reality.

      • Garrett Brown

        My favorite is the negro playing chess in the five hour energy commercial LOL. Gets me every time.

  • Lagerstrom

    Another issue of compelling importance…

  • John K

    How are blacks underrepresented? They are only 13% of the population.

    The truth is, no one really cares for Samuel L. Jackson or Denzel Washington; especially when they don’t correctly portray blacks. If they were portrayed correctly, they’d always be criminals. No one wants to see the magical negro hero kill the evil white man and get the white woman in the end.

    No one cares for blacks, when there are so many good white actors out there. Even Stallone and Schwarzenegger are still going strong. Arnold’s even going to turn Conan white again by making a King Conan movie.

  • Truth Teller

    One of those Mel Gibson Danny Glover movies where they were a pair of Los Angeles police detectives featured pale, pale blonde S. Africans as evil international drug dealers. The same movie featured Charlize Theron in one of her first major roles. She is a truly beautiful White N. European blonde. But she has no children and adopted a little black boy. She is 38 nearing the end of her child bearing life and it is doubtful she will have any White children.
    Hundreds of years in S. Africa and her ancestors managed to preserve those beautiful genes. 20 years in America and she insures they are lost forever.
    There are millions of 5ft 250 pd Indio bowling balls wih 4 kids in California.

    • John K

      Yeah, I heard the crap she did opposite magic negro Will Smith in “Hancock”. A true Hollywood leftist race traitor.

  • MBlanc46

    Who buys the most tickets?

  • WR_the_realist

    This is the most shocking revelation I have encountered in decades. Hollywood is anti-woman and anti-black? Next I’ll find that they’re anti-gay too. And finally there will be an earnest claim that Hollywood is anti-Semitic.

  • Truth Teller

    Training Day features Denzel Washington as a totally unredeemable crooked cop who ends up getting killed by the drug dealers from whom he extorts money.
    His partner is White, Christian non corrupt and at the end goes home to a nice suburban home with his wife and baby. It’s practically the only time Denzel has played a realistic black. I have tried to watch gone with the wind on TCM. But after a few minutes of Scarlett and 2 men out side that hideous 6ft 500 pd woman sticks her hideous face out a window and starts screeching.

    • BonV.Vant

      Foreshadowing of chuck-echeese

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Hollywood funds the movies that sell. Let’s not forget that the town is controlled by a group of highly efficient and sectarian tribesmen who shall never be named or criticized. If a movie genre sells, more of those movies are funded. If the answer to making consistent profits in the movie making business is the casting of mature, dominant, white males, Hollyweird might actually be the best polling service there is.

    The question: “…What type of person do you feel most comfortable being in charge?…”

    It isn’t like a right-wing lobby is paying them to watch, just as the Lefties pay protestors to show up to their rallies. The Hollywood movie sales number is real data based on people (male and female) voting with their own hard-earned dollars. That’s why it drives the social engineers crazy. They can’t stand the sight of a round peg in a round hole.

    There is plenty of Diversity Darling insertion behavior going on in Hollywood, especially in the movies that are heavy in special effects. A Will Smith-type could be inserted into a leading role to please the Diversity Gods, and the crowd may not even care for him. They came for the special effects. But, on paper, he was the lead character of a profitable movie. That’s the bunk that will peddled at the next Cultural Marxist propaganda session. The white male percentage is probably higher if an apples to apples comparison was possible.

  • CelestiaQuesta

    Star Trek was way ahead of its time. The Federation Starship Enterprise includes Aliens from far distant galaxies.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      They never included genuine Aliens.

      • CelestiaQuesta

        Spoke is from Vulcan an alien world. You may want to watch the last one “Into The Dark” best one ever.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Spoke was later deported.

          • Geo1metric

            Spoke, but no one listened. Spock had pointy, elven ears.

        • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

          My old “Traveller” character was a Vargr. Gzhoudzdhoth sometimes doesn’t understand why the shaved monkeys won’t fight.

  • Fathercoughlin

    Did you perchance catch the Grammy party,a clip of which was on Youtube,showing this guy Pharrell,an asian-black,singing alongside of the clownish Robin Thicke,doing his hit Blurred Lines? (check it out) They stood together and seemed a perfect picture of the ’50’s adventure movies with the tall handsome white man–Thicke,a good looking dolt– and his faithful but goofy non-white sidekick. Pharrell is so short and homely,he’d seem to fit the bill as the sidekick,as they travel thru exotic lands with the girls,’course,throwing themselves at the white man.Wish I could make a movie like that.

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    I loved Angharad Rees in her role as Demelsa in the “Poldark” series. Breathtaking.

    • David Ashton

      I am still in love with Naomi Watts but regret her choice of partners in the real world.