Minority Roles Up In US

This past season saw a record number of African-American and Latino actors cast in US TV and movie roles. “Along with Asian-Pacific islanders and native Americans, they accounted for almost a quarter of all theatrical and TV roles – up 2.1% on 2001, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) said. Black actors accounted for 15.5% of all roles – exceeding the black population of the US which stands at nearly 13%. Latinos, who account for 13.6% of the population, were cast in 6% of roles, particularly TV series.”