Netflix 's two top film and TV executives said the streaming service still has plenty of room for progress with diversity , but predicted results in 2020 will likely show improvement over 2019 when all of the numbers are tallied. "I think we are definitely going to improve," TV chief Bela Bajaria said. "If you think about last year, with Bridgerton and Gentefied and Never Have I Ever — and this is scripted, it's not including non-fiction — I think we have a lot of titles and we have a commitment to improve every year." Film boss Scott Stuber said staffers in his group "definitely feel like we're improving," citing releases like Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey , Da Five Bloods , The Old Guard and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom . "But the point of this benchmark is to constantly be held accountable. … The whole auspice here is not to pat ourselves on the back. It's to say publicly, 'Here's what we're trying to accomplish.’" Related Story USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Releases Netflix Diversity Study, Finds Women Of Color Are Critical Component Of Inclusion The executives offered their perspectives during a Zoom panel organized by USC. The hour-long event… Read full this story
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