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Ryan Murphy Announces Initiative to Take On Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Ryan Murphy Announces Initiative to Take On Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story, has just launched a new program called Half, which will mandate that half of the directors on his shows will be either women or minorities.

“I personally can do better,” the 50-year-old exec told THR. By the end of 2016, Ryan‘s goal is to have half of the directors on his shows be women and/or minorities.

“The industry has always been about, you come to us,” Ryan added. “There’s not a lot of effort and inclusion, and I’m saying, ‘No, we’re going to go to you.’”

Publicist Nanci Ryder‘s speech at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment breakfast really inspired Ryan to make this step. “Nanci said, ‘People in power, you have a position and responsibility to change the industry,’ and I thought, ‘She’s right.’”

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  • plez

    Where is Will and Jada’s initiative or are they just going to whine about it.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Yes take on the diversity issue, but please hire more hispanics, natives & how about asians? Or better yet how about you hire real actors, give some up & comers a chance?

  • JAY

    Say what you want about the quality of some of his programs, but the casts of most of his projects are quite diverse and inclusive.

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