The Hollywood Diversity Report stems from the Division of Social Science’s larger Hollywood Advancement Project which prioritizes three goals. First, it aims to generate research analyses of the inclusion of diverse groups in the various roles of film and television. Second, it seeks to identify and propagate practices which increase the numbers of underrepresented groups in the Hollywood entertainment industry. Finally, it considers the impact of a diverse entertainment industry on our society.
In 2017, the report was administered by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) in UCLA’s Division of Social Sciences. This report is the fifth in a series of annual studies originally conceived by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA to explore the relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry.