Reports and Statistics

Publication Date Description
27/02/2015 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script This is the second in a series of reports to examine relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry. It considers the top 200 theatrical film releases in 2012 and 2013 and all broadcast, cable and digital platform television programmes from the 2012-13 season in order to document the degree to which women and minorities are present in front of and behind the camera. It discusses any patterns between these findings and box office reciepts and audience ratings.
12/02/2015 It's a Man's (Celluloid) World: On-screen Representations of Female Characters in the Top 100 Films of 2014 In 2014, females comprised 12% of protagonists, 29% of major characters, and 30% of all speaking characters in the top 100 grossing films. Gender stereotypes remained abundant in last year's films. Female characters were younger than their male counterparts, and were more likely to be identified solely by personal life-related roles such as wife, mother and girlfriend. Regarding racial and ethnic diversity, while the percentages of Black female and Latina characters declined slightly, the percentage of Asian females increased slightly.
17/01/2015 Communications Committee report - Women in news and current affairs broadcasting WFTV Chief Executive, Kate Kinninmont, was invited to give evidence at the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications for their report on Women in news and current affairs broadcasting. The resulting report can be found here. 
19/12/2014 Gender Pay Gap At An All-Time Low The gender pay gap is now at its lowest point in history, with more women in work than ever before.  According to new statistics released on 19 November 2014 by the Office for National Statistics, the pay gap has reduced by 0.7 percentage points over the past year to 19.1%, and for those in full-time work the gender pay gap has reduced to almost zero for those under 40. 
24/07/2014 What Percentage of a Film Crew is Female? Writer and producer Stephen Follows has released the results of a study analysing the gender of film crew members over the last 20 years.It’s a study into the gender of films crews over the past 20 years, based on the top 2,000 films between 1994 and 2013 and also the top 100 films of twenty different genres to assess the percentage of women in the crew.  The results are split by year, by department, and by genre.   
05/06/2014 Cine-Regio releases Ground Breaking Report 'Sustainability in Vision' The ground breaking 'Sustainability in Vision' report was formally launched at the Cine-Regio Annual General Meeting in Cannes May 2014. Commissioned by Green-Regio, Cine-Regio's Green production subgroup, the report explores Green production practise across the European Regions and could be the foundation for an EU wide strategy for sustainable audio visual production. It signals that the European regional film and audio visual industry have realised the necessity of taking the impact of production on the environment seriously.
29/05/2014 Latest Independent Women Study From Martha Lauzen, University Of San Diego The latest Independent Women study from Martha Lauzen at the University of San Diego, examines women's behind-the-scenes employment on independently (and domestically) produced films screening at 23 high-profile film festivals in the United States.In 2013-14, women comprised 26% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers. This is even with the figure from 2011-12 and up 2 percentage points from 24% in 2008-09.
29/05/2014 Who's Calling The Shots? Directors UK Report Published   Directors UK have published a report that sets out recommendations for production companies and broadcasters to increase the employment of women directors in UK television production.  The ambition is to work with production companies and broadcasters so that in 2017 women are directing 30% of all original programmes broadcast.
29/05/2014 French Study Reveals Gender Pay Chasm   There has been a growth in the number of women directors in the French film industry but a striking gender pay chasm exists across production roles, according to a new study.
29/05/2014 Latest Study Finds Women Still Under-Represented On Screen In Hollywood Movies   Female characters remained dramatically under-represented as protagonists, major characters, and speaking (major and minor) characters in the top grossing films of 2013, according to a new study from the respected Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.