Reports and Statistics

Publication Date Description
10/10/2016 BFI research into representation of black actors in UK film over the last 10 years The BFI has announced ground-breaking new research that explores the representation of black actors in UK films over the last 10 years (January 2006-August 2016), revealing that out of the 1,172 UK films made and released in that period, 59% (691 films) did not feature any black actors in either lead or named roles. Key findings include:
04/10/2016 Filmonomics' Data Exposes Gender Fault Lines An infographic released by SLATED illuminates cinema’s gender disparities in an unprecedented, data-driven light. The company’s analysis of 1,591 feature films released theatrically on at least one screen in the US between 2010-15 exposes a systemic lack of trust on the part of the film industry when it comes to collaborating with women in the workplace.
13/09/2016 Boxed In 2015-16: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television A study from Dr Martha Lauzen's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. In 2015-16, 79% of the broadcast, cable, and streaming programs considered featu
08/09/2016 Inequality in 800 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, LGBT and Disability from 2007-2015 Dr Stacy L Smith's Media, Diversity, & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative examines inequality on screen and behind the camera across the 100 top‐grossing domestic films. To date, they have evaluated 35,205 characters across 800 of the most popular movies from 2007‐2015.
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.