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
Justice League (2017)       PASS 
Red Sparrow (2018)       FAIL 
Only the Brave (2017)       FAIL 
American Made (2017)       FAIL 
American Assassin (2017)       FAIL 
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)       PASS 
Loving Vincent (2017)       FAIL 
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)       FAIL 
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)       PASS 
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)       PASS 



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.

Updated April 2018

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