Reports and Statistics

Publication Date Description
11/02/2016 It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World: Portrayals of Female Characters in the Top 100 Films of 2015 Females comprised 22% of protagonists featured in the top 100 domestic grossing films of 2015. This represents an increase of 10 percentage points from 2014, which was an exceptionally poor year for women in these roles. The figure for 2015 is 6 percentage points higher than in 2002 and represents a recent historical high.  
13/01/2016 The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 100, 250, and 500 Films of 2015 In 2015, women comprised 19% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents an increase of 2 percentage points from last year and is even with the percentage achieved in 2001.  
15/12/2015 Directors Guild of America Feature Film Diversity Report The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has released its inaugural Feature Film Diversity Report analyzing the gender and ethnicity of feature film directors. Of the 376 [1] directors of features released in 2013 and 2014, just 6.4% were women and just 12.5% were minority directors.
12/11/2015 Directors UK Report - UK Television: Adjusting the Colour Balance Directors UK have found that BAME directors are not only critically under-represented and under-employed in UK television as a whole, but that they are being given a far smaller proportion of directing opportunities in many key programming genres.
11/11/2015 Women in Television: On Screen, Off Screen and Leadership
28/10/2015 Women and the Big Picture: Behind-the-Scenes Employment on the Top 700 Films of 2014 Women and the Big Picture is the first study to track women’s behind-thescenes employment on the top 700 theatrically released films (foreign films omitted) in a single year. This study was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University,,
20/10/2015 Women Film Pioneers Project The Women Film Pioneers Project features silent-era producers, directors, co-directors, scenario writers, scenario editors, camera operators, title writers, editors, costume designers, exhibitors, and more to make the point that they were not just actresses.
23/09/2015 Inequality in 700 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race & LGBT Status from 2007 to 2014 Each year, USC Annenberg’s Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative produces a report examining gender and race/ethnicity on screen and behind the camera across the 100 top‐grossing fictional films. A total of 700 films and 30,835 characters have been analyzed across the 100 top‐grossing films of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 (excluding 2011). All speaking or named characterswere assessed for demographics, domestic traits, and hypersexualization.
21/09/2015 WMC Investigation: 10-Year Review of Gender and Emmy Nominations The nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, announced July 16, reflect the same imbalance of male to female nominees that they have for the past decade. The Women’s Media Center analysis of the 2015 Primetime Emmy nominations concluded that nominations of women make up 25 percent of the total number of nominations in the writing, directing, editing, and producing categories.
16/09/2015 Boxed In Report 2014 - 2015 Boxed In: Portrayals of Female Characters and Employment of Behind-the-Scenes Women in 2014-15 Prime-time Television For the last 18 years, Boxed In has tracked women’s representation in prime-time television. The study provides the most comprehensive historical record of women’s employment in television available. The study is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University.