STUDIO RESPONSIBILTY INDEX
For nearly two decades, GLAAD hascareully tracked the presence o LGBpeople and characters on television andremained a constant advocate or moreinclusive programming rom the majornetworks. Tis has increasingly beenachieved through quantied research, which oten paints the most detailedpicture o where the major networks stand when it comes to LGB-inclusivity intheir programming. With GLAAD’sannual
Network Responsibility Index
Where We Are on V
report, GLAADprovides acts and gures to shape boththe public conversation and our sta’sprogrammatic discussions and meetings with networks. As a result o these reports,the industry has improved the quantity and quality o diversity on V.For years LGB characters were ew andar between on V, with independent cin-ema oten being the only place the LGBcommunity could see their stories beingtold. However, a signicant shit has hap-pened in the last decade. As television hasbecome increasingly inclusive – including arecord high percentage o LGB charactersin the 2012-2013 broadcast season – thelm industry is lagging behind. Toughindie lm still produces some o the mostgroundbreaking LGB stories, major lmstudios appear reluctant to include LGBcharacters in signicant roles or ranchises. Tis year, GLAAD has adapted ourexisting television research methodology to take a closer look at Hollywood’s lmindustry. Tis report illuminates the current state o LGBrepresentation in the mainstream lm industry by examiningour community’s onscreen presence in the 2012 release slateso Hollywood’s six largest lm studios: 20th Century Fox,Paramount Pictures, Sony Columbia, Universal Pictures, Te Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Brothers.
2013 StudioReSponSibility index