Outspoken movie-maker Spike Lee has attacked the Hollywood studios for not including African-Americans as executives.

The Malcolm X director is appalled the major studios only recruit white men and women for executive positions.

He tells US style magazine Complex, "You go to any studio, the (only) black guy you are going to see is the guy at the gate. In Hollywood, there is not one African-American who is an executive that has gatekeeper position that could greenlight a picture.

"They'll make a movie with DENZEL (WASHINGTON) and JAMIE (FOXX)and EDDIE (MURPHY), but only because they can make money off them.

"They (studios) might think there's diversity because four white women run studios."