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Black and nonbinary actors saw significant jumps in representation in film and television during the pandemic, Variety reported, citing a new report.
The “Entertainment Diversity Progress Report” conducted by Variety Business Intelligence compared the leading casts in television and movies over the course of two 18-month periods, according to Variety.
The study broke down representation in entertainment media across racial and ethnic lines as well as by gender and LGBTQ+ identification, with Black and nonbinary actors seeing the biggest gains within the broader categories.
The progress report is part of a larger initiative to create a unbiased database to track diversity and inclusivity in the entertainment industry, Variety reported.