Study: Scripted Series Snub Seniors

Seniors characters are dramatically underrepresented on popular television, according to a new study from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Looking at a sampling of 72 shows — a mix of the most popular series according to Nielsen ratings in the 18-49 demo and with viewers 65 and older — the study, “Seniors on the Small Screen: Aging in Popular Television,” found that people 60+ made up only 9.4% of speaking roles, despite making up 19.9% of the U.S. population.

Study Finds ‘Pervasive’ Inequality In Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite widespread attention over diversity in the movie business, a new study finds that little is changing in Hollywood for women, minorities, LGBT people and others who continue to find themselves on the outside of an industry where researchers say inequality is “the norm.”  A report to be released Wednesday by the […]