Film directors ethnicity in the U.S. 2011-2019

In 2019, 84.9 percent of movie directors of theatrical films were white, showing a small increase from the previous year. The best year to date in terms of representation of ethnic minorities in film direction was 2018, where 19.3 percent of directors were part of an ethnic minority group.

Distribution of movie directors in the United States from 2011 to 2019, by ethnicity

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Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

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