*It’s no secret Hollywood is all about white men! Just look at this summer’s statistic on who’s directing the blockbusters.
39 white male directors are directing 90 percent of this year’s summer movies while two are black males, one Latino male and one white females.
This comes after diverse winnings at the Academy Awards back in early March. Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won for Best Director, Black British filmmaker Steve McQueen won for Best Picture and a white woman filmmaker Jennifer Lee won for Best Animated Picture.
But this summer lineup give a different message — an old, redundant one.
Below – from TheWrap – is the list of this year’s summer movies and who they’re directed by.
“Get On Up,” which will be released in August is about legendary soul singer James Brown, but is directed by a white director Tate Taylor.
Other major films “X-men: Days of Future Past,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “22 Jump Street,” “The Expendables 3” are all directed by white men.
The few exceptions are “Think Like a Man Too,” which is directed by Tim Story, a black filmmaker. “When the Game Stands Tall” is directed by Thomas Carter, another black filmmaker. “Sin City: A Dame to Kill for” is co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and “Jupiter Ascending,” is co-directed by Lana Wachowski.
Movies like “Belle” is being distributed by Fox Searchlight, which is outside of major distribution. Hence, the lists only analyzed major studio films.
“Belle” is directed by a black woman, Amma Asante. The Weinsten Co. will release “Snowpiercer” directed by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho.
Interestingly enough, the number of comic book movies outrank the number of movies directed by women or people of color.
It’s been proven movies made by women and people of color can do just as well, so isn’t about time Hollywood becomes more representative of the population and recognizing a more diverse bunch of filmmakers?