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Employment Pool: Directors and Tv Season

employment pool: The percentage of minority first-time episodic series directors has more than doubled since the 2009-10 season, while the percentage of female first-time directors has nearly tripled, according to CTV. The fact is, it all starts with the pipeline, guild President Thomas Schlamme said in a statement, with hiring decisions made now affecting who will be in the employment pool in two years, five years, 10 years' time. They're part of record growth and diversity in the pipeline of incoming directors, the study of the 2016-17 TV season found. Our research shows that when employers actually do the work of being inclusive, they find talented directors who overwhelmingly succeed in establishing longer-term careers. The expanding world of TV has brought more opportunity overall, with streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu joining broadcast and cable platforms to push the combined number of TV series to 400-plus and counting. Schlamme credited the guild's effort to educate the industry and hold employers accountable through contracts for bringing about what he called meaningful improvement in diversity. ( As reported in the news.