Following multiple pushes in recent years for increased diversity in the bowels of the entertainment industry, Hollywood is finding that there are shockingly few minority writers and other creatives who are actually prepared for major roles within the industry.
From television to film to online content, entertainment industry executives are finally becoming more amenable to the idea of placing diverse individuals in positions of power. However, in an attempt to locate such individuals, these executives are finding they are in short supply, due largely to the fact that these same company heads have failed to promote diverse candidates in the past.
This self-defeating cycle has created a talent vacuum in the U.S., one waiting to be filled by writers of color, as well as female writers and showrunners.
Despite numerous efforts by organizations and stars within the industry, it could be years before the U.S. can offer a substantial pool of skilled writers and creatives from diverse backgrounds.