Latinos vastly underrepresented in film, study says

A new study shows Latinos are vastly underrepresented in the film industry.

Researchers looked at 1,200 popular movies between 2007 and 2018, and found only 3% had Latino actors in lead or co-lead roles.

Only 4.5% of all speaking characters were Latino.

Latinos make up 18% of the U.S. population, and 20% of the moviegoing audience.

The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative partnered with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers for the report.
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