For years, Hispanic Executive has worked to drive awareness of Latino superstars in the media and entertainment industry. Our new “Latinos in Media” series puts a heightened focus on the continued need for better representation in that industry by spotlighting media trailblazers who are amplifying their own voices to rally the community and inspire future generations to build upon what they started.
LATINOS IN MEDIA
By the Numbers
It’s hard to ignore the stark reality of Latino underrepresentation in media and entertainment when you see the data. These statistics from the Latino
Donor Collaborative and the US Government Accountability Office illustrate exactly how far we still need to go to achieve equity in this industry.
LEAD ROLES IN SHOWS
2.9% of lead roles in shows go to Latinos
LEAD ROLES IN FILMS
5% of lead roles in films go to Latinos
2.5% of TV showrunners are Latino
4.4% of writers for films are Latino
2.5% of TV directors are Latino
6.7% of film directors are Latino
Source: The Latino Donor Collaborative. Data current as of 2021.
8% of newspaper, periodical, book,
and directory publishers are Latino
11% of news analysts, reporters,
and journalists are Latino
Source: US Government Accountability Office. Data current as of 2019.
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