The Hollywood sign is shown in Hollywood, California in this December 13, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files
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Hollywood has not meaningfully increased the number of minority characters on the big screen and Hispanics were the most underrepresented in films, a study released Monday said.In its evaluation of 3,932 speaking characters in 100 films from last year, researchers determined that 5 percent of characters on screen were Hispanics compared with 17.1 percent of the U.S. population in 2013, according to government figures.Black actors fared better, the study found, with 14.1 percent of the speaking parts.But only five of the 107 directors credited in the movies examined were black, the study found.
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