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Study: Female Protagonists and Major Characters Rise

Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From Deadline:

Females made up 29% of protagonists and 37% of major characters in the 100 top-grossing movies of 2016 — up 7 and 3 percentage points, respectively, from the previous year to recent historic highs, a new study finds. But the number of female speaking characters dipped to 32%, meaning moviegoers were twice as likely to see a male character speaking onscreen.

The latest study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University(read it here) showed mixed results for female characters of color in last year’s top films. The percentage of Asian females doubled from 3% in 2015 to 6%, black female characters increased slightly from 13% in 2015 to 14%, and Latina characters dipped slightly from 4% in 2015 to 3% in 2016.

- Read the full article at Deadline.com


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