Ryan Murphy Combats Hollywood’s Lack Of Diversity With His Own Equality Pledge — But How Will This Affect His TV Shows?

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Be the change you wish to see in the post-Glee world!

Hollywood’s radical lack of diversity has been the talk of the town ever since the Oscars tried to get away with only nominating white actors again this year, and it looks like the issue is really getting through to some people with sway.

While the Academy has already taken steps to ensure better representation in future years, a heavy-hitter in the world of TV is also making a pledge towards furthering equality in media.

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Ryan Murphy may already have some of the more diverse casts currently on television, but he’s looking to expand his reach behind the camera with his new foundation, Half.

In an effort to get a more diverse directorial team, Ryan spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his new project’s purpose, saying:

“The industry has always been about, ‘you come to us.’ There’s not a lot of effort and inclusion, and I’m saying, ├óΓé¼╦£No, we’re going to go to you.'”

Love it!

Basically, Ryan’s goal is to ensure that at least half of the directors on the next seasons of Scream Queens, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story are minorities; whether that means female, gay, non-white, or trans.

This is pretty huge because according to the Directors Guild of America, only 18 percent of TV directors were minorities during the 2014-2015 season.

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with, Ry!

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Feb 3, 2016 2:26pm PDT

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