Inclusion Test for Films


There is no perfect measure of inclusion. This is an attempt to define a simple, quantitative minimum bar for films that seek to include diverse points of view.

 PASS  if there is at least one woman in the creative team (director, writer, producer) and at least one person of color in the top 5 billed cast. Else,  FAIL 





Recent Films
It (2017)       FAIL 
A Fantastic Woman (2017)       FAIL 
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)       FAIL 
Dunkirk (2017)       FAIL 
How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)       FAIL 
The Circle (2017)       FAIL 
Step (2017)       FAIL 
Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)       PASS 
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)       FAIL 
Lady Macbeth (2017)       FAIL 



Quick Facts

All 11 Woody Allen movies analyzed fail the inclusion test.

43% of 2017 films with box office sales of at least $500k pass the inclusion test, up from 28% in 2016.

Sony Pictures is the most inclusive large studio, with 78% of their films since 2016 passing the inclusion test.

Only 11% of films analyzed in 2017 had a female director.



Methodology
Film information, including cast & crew names and credit order are from IMDB. Gender and ethnicity are determined by using the Kairos API to analyze IMDB profile pictures. Where no profile picture is available, the genderize.io API is used to determine gender from first name.

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