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Directors Guild study: First-time TV directors overwhelmingly white
Directors Guild study: First-time TV directors overwhelmingly white

Even as shows such as "Black-ish," "Empire" and "Cristela" broaden the diversity of characters and stories on television, the opportunities for first-time female and minority directors on TV remain limited. Women make up only 18% of first-time directors on episodic TV shows, while minorities comprise only 13% of first-time directors, according to a study published this week by the Directors Guild of America. The study charted the five-year period from the 2009-10 season through the 2013-14 season (excluding pilots). "Every director needs a first shot to break into the business," said DGA President Paris Barclay in a statement. Barclay, who...

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