The Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative is programmatic and purposeful. MDSCI is the only research group to engage questions in four areas, that guide all research and writing:
- Examine on screen portrayals of females, people of color, LBGT-identified characters in film and television
- Assess behind-the-camera employment patterns for women and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups
- Conduct qualitative research on barriers and opportunities facing filmmakers from marginalized communities
- Evaluate economic performance of films based on cast and behind-the-camera diversity
MDSC Initiative research culminates with valuable and sought after research-based solutions that advance equality in entertainment.
The gold standard for industry research, the MDSC Initiative’s work is at the center of a cultural movement. We are influencing and impacting content and public policy.