Reports and Statistics

Publication Date Description
23/06/2016 Thumbs Down 2016: Top Film Critics and Gender This study, from Dr Martha Lauzen's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, considers 5,776 reviews written by 247 "top critics" on the popular film-review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes during spring 2016.  
13/06/2016 Women in Independent Film, 2015-16 This study, from Dr Martha Lauzen's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, provides behind-the-scenes employment figures for domestically and independently produced feature-length documentaries and narrative films screening at 23 high pr
10/05/2016 Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary Film Culture in the UK ‘Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary Film Culture in the UK’ is a four-year, AHRC-funded research project from the University of Southampton that investigates what is distinctive about the work of women in British cinema and what obstacles women face in the industry.
09/05/2016 Directors UK's Cut Out of the Picture: A study of gender inequality     Directors UK have published 'Cut Out of the Picture', a study by Stephen Follows and Alexis Kreager examining the career development of directors and showing how the industry culture leads to vastly different outcomes for men and women directing film.   
23/03/2016 Eurimages: Strategy 2016 - 2017 For Gender Equality in the European Film Industry Eurimages was established in 1989 as a cultural support fund of the Council of Europe. Of the 47 member states of the Organisation, 37 currently participate in Eurimages. The Fund promotes the European audiovisual industry by providing financial support to featurelength fiction, animation and documentary films produced in Europe. In doing so, it encourages co-operation between professionals who are established in different European countries.
24/02/2016 From C-Suite to Characters on Screen: How inclusive is the entertainment industry? Ahead of entertainment’s most exclusive and glamorous night of the year, a new study demonstrates just how exclusive film and television can be when it comes to women, people of color and the LGBT community. The results reveal that the prequel to #OscarsSoWhite is #HollywoodSoWhite.
17/02/2016 Where Are All the Women Directors? Report on Gender Equality in the European Film Industry This report is the culmination of a two-year process and brings together comparative research from seven European countries: Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It is a response by the European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA) to growing concern worldwide about the marginalisation of female directors in our film culture and aims to provide the evidence to inform policy change at national and European level.
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.