percentage point: African-Americans directed 13 per cent of series TV in 2017-18, unchanged from the previous season, the study found, according to CTV. Asian-Americans at 6 per cent and Latinos at 5 per cent were up one percentage point each from 2016-17. Women directed a record 25 per cent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season, an increase of 4 per cent from the previous season, according to the Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday. The bright spot here is that the doors are finally opening wider for women, who are seeing more opportunities to direct television, guild President Thomas Schlamme said in a statement. The series SMILF, One Day at a Time and Queen Sugar were among the standouts for inclusiveness in their directing ranks. But it's disappointing the same can't be said for directors of colour. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.