Nearly a year after the start of #MeToo, networks are requiring women in the director's chair, studios are running mentoring programs, and actresses are taking on producing roles to ensure more creative control. Still, industry players say Hollywood has a long way to go.
Both traditional and streaming distributors are no longer able to find a "core" audience, but the proliferation of streaming has allowed for more niche programming, appealing to "hard-core" audiences.
Gil Birmingham plays Thomas Rainwater in a new series that debuts Wednesday, June 20 – one of many Native American actors playing fully realized, modern native characters, a rarity in the industry. 'Many people ... think that we're just historical artifacts,' Mr. Birmingham said.