Hollywood Studios Targeted by Feds in Gender Bias Investigation
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>The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced the news on Wednesday, a year after they first urged the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate discrimination against women film and TV directors.
>Seven months after the EEOC began interviewing female directors, they’re now conducting the same process with studio executives, showrunners, male directors, agents, and other industry players.
>“We are encouraged by the scope of the government’s process and are hopeful that the government will be moving to a more targeted phase,” said Melissa Goodman, director of the LGBT, Gender and Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California, in a statement released Wednesday.
>The ACLU’s letter to the government cited a report from the Directors Guild of America that found women represented 14 percent of television directors in 2013 and 2014, as well as a USC study which found only 1.9 percent of directors of the 100 highest-grossing films during those same years were women.
Will the gubmint finally kill pedowood?