DGA Report On Director Diversity In Hiring Practices For Episodic TV

LOS ANGELES – The Directors Guild of America this week issued a report analyzing the ethnicity and gender of directors hired to direct primetime episodic television for the 2010-2011 television season. Unfortunately, the statistic reported for Burn Notice incorrectly indicated that Burn Notice did not hire any women or minority directors during the 2010-2011 television season. We have been notified that Burn Notice did in fact hire women or minority directors to direct 2 of its 18 episodes during the 2011 season, which would have changed its percentage from 0% to 11% of all directors for the show’s 2011 season.

The error was based on incomplete information for the 2011 season which was confirmed as accurate by the studio when sent the DGA figures for verification. The DGA has since received information from the studio about additional episodes shot in the 2011 season, which include the 2 episodes shot by women or minority directors.

The DGA regrets the error and apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused, and has corrected the information online and for any future use.

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