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Report: Hollywood Film Writers Still White Guy Club | Fox News










Director of Communication Studies news at Widener University told FOX411. According to Dominic Patten of entertainment industry trade Deadline.com, there is a lot of talk with little walk. Despite all the platitudes, good intentions and a few high profile individuals, women are still being shut out and underpaid in Hollywood, he said. In the writers' more room, the director's chair and the executive boardroom - that's fact, not blockbuster fiction. The WGA-sponsored findings also noted that while minorities presence in the TV writing arena had a slight increase from 10 to 11 percent since the last published study, homepage their employment in movies was much smaller just 5 percent. That figure is unchanged from the last report, but down a percentage point from 2009. The most recent findings also concluded that the presence of older writers aged between 21 and 50 remains steady in both film and TV, but dips dramatically after the age of 60. The studys author Darnell M. Hunt, director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA and professor of sociology, noted that the outcomes concluded in the report stem from the way the entertainment industry is structured. <br>Full story: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/04/16/report-hollywood-film-writers-still-white-guy-club/



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