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Representation Matters

on screen and behind the camera

A Culture of Equity and Inclusion

#TakeTheLead is Starz’s commitment to amplifying narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. We hope that by taking the lead and remaining fiercely dedicated to inclusion on and off screen, and throughout the company, as well as our commitment to bold, unapologetic stories and characters, it will inspire others across the industry.

STARZ & UCLA Release survey on demand for representation

STARZ in partnership with UCLA’s Center for Scholars & Storytellers conducted a nationwide consumer survey examining consumer perceptions and demands for diverse, authentic and inclusive media representation

STARZ PARTNERS WITH ALLIANCE OF WOMEN DIRECTORS

STARZ President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch announced today during the company’s first #TakeTheLead “Transparency Talk” that it will partner with Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) to increase representation of female directors

A REVIEW AND COMPARISON OF STARZ DIVERSITY DATA

UCLA's Center for Scholars & Storytellers Evaluated How Starz Compares to the Rest of the Television Industry in Terms of Diverse Representation of Gender, Race and Their Intersection On Screen, Behind the Camera and Among Senior Leadership.

Starz Launches
Multi-Faceted Inclusion...

STARZ, in Partnership with UCLA’S Center for Scholars & Storytellers, Releases Results from Inclusion Study & Announces Monthly “Transparency Talks” Culminating in An Industry-Wide Summit.

STARZ #TakeTheLead Transparency Talks:
Creating Opportunities Through Inclusive Hiring Practices

Thursday, August 12th, 2021
1pm PT / 4pm ET

Details Coming Soon


STARZ #TakeTheLead Transparency Talks:
Producing for Television and Building Inclusivity

July 29th, 2021

Starz President & CEO Jeffrey Hirsch, in partnership with Alliance of Women Directors, welcomes five inspiring women who are taking the lead in breaking down barriers for women and underrepresented groups to kick off Starz’s #TakeTheLead “Transparency Talks” series. The discussion will include a look at findings from Starz’s inclusion study with UCLA’s Center for Scholars & Storytellers which revealed that 49.3% of its directors are people of color, 43.7% are women and over 18.31% are women of color; and examine the important measures that need to be taken to continue increasing access and opportunity for more women and people of color to direct.

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STARZ #TakeTheLead Transparency Talks:
Authentic and Inclusive Storytelling

June 17th, 2021

Starz President & CEO Jeffrey Hirsch, in partnership with Alliance of Women Directors, welcomes five inspiring women who are taking the lead in breaking down barriers for women and underrepresented groups to kick off Starz’s #TakeTheLead “Transparency Talks” series. The discussion will include a look at findings from Starz’s inclusion study with UCLA’s Center for Scholars & Storytellers which revealed that 49.3% of its directors are people of color, 43.7% are women and over 18.31% are women of color; and examine the important measures that need to be taken to continue increasing access and opportunity for more women and people of color to direct.

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STARZ #TakeTheLead Transparency Talks:
Consumer Demand for Diverse Representation

MAY 18th, 2021

Starz President & CEO Jeffrey Hirsch, in partnership with Alliance of Women Directors, welcomes five inspiring women who are taking the lead in breaking down barriers for women and underrepresented groups to kick off Starz’s #TakeTheLead “Transparency Talks” series. The discussion will include a look at findings from Starz’s inclusion study with UCLA’s Center for Scholars & Storytellers which revealed that 49.3% of its directors are people of color, 43.7% are women and over 18.31% are women of color; and examine the important measures that need to be taken to continue increasing access and opportunity for more women and people of color to direct.

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STARZ #TakeTheLead Transparency Talks:
Increasing Representation in the Director's Chair

April 9th, 2021

Starz President & CEO Jeffrey Hirsch, in partnership with Alliance of Women Directors, welcomes five inspiring women who are taking the lead in breaking down barriers for women and underrepresented groups to kick off Starz’s #TakeTheLead “Transparency Talks” series. The discussion will include a look at findings from Starz’s inclusion study with UCLA’s Center for Scholars & Storytellers which revealed that 49.3% of its directors are people of color, 43.7% are women and over 18.31% are women of color; and examine the important measures that need to be taken to continue increasing access and opportunity for more women and people of color to direct.

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STARZ Diversity Data


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STARZ’s Industry-Leading Representation On Screen,
Behind the Camera and Within the Organization



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