Reports and Statistics

Publication Date Description
23/08/2015 Sarajevo Conference Declaration - Women in today’s European film industry: gender matters. Can we do better? The representatives of the states participating in the Council of Europe’s conference on “Women in today’s European film industry: gender matters. Can we do better?”, held in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on 14 August 2015, adopt the following declaration:
06/08/2015 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.
05/06/2015 The Status of Women in the US Media 2015 This fourth edition of the Women’s Media Center’s The Status of Women in U.S. Media report is our annual review across all platforms of media—news, literature, broadcast, !lm, television, radio, sports, magazines, digital, tech, gaming, and social media. The report shines a light on a few laudable improvements in the industry, but overall its !ndings are clear: Media on all platforms are failing women.
03/06/2015 Independent Women: Behind the Scenes Employment on Festival Films in 2013-2014 In 2014-15, women comprised 29% of directors working on documentaries and 18% of directors working on narrative features screening at more than 20 highprofile film festivals in the United States. These figures stand in stark contrast to the percentage of women directing top grossing films in 2014 (7%). Overall, women accounted for 26% of directors, writers, executive producers, producers, editors, and cinematographers working on domestically and independently produced feature-length films (documentaries and narrative features). This represents no change from last year.
23/04/2015 Exploring the Careers of Female Filmmakers: Phase III Three years ago Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles launched the Female Filmmakers Initiative to foster gender parity for women behind the camera. Their first step was to understand the hard numbers and the root causes behind the paucity of American female filmmakers so they could address the problem head-on.
10/04/2015 Theatre vs TV - Report Exposes Age and Ethnicity Differences Performers are more likely to work over the age of 40 on television and radio than in theatre, but the live sector is more diverse in terms of the ethnicity of actors it employs. These are the findings of new research into the UK’s acting landscape, which highlights how Asian actors are massively under-represented on stage and screen. The research, carried out by Drama UK, assessed the breakdown of performers working in both the broadcast and live sectors, according to age, ethnicity and where they trained.
01/04/2015 The Female FTSE Board Report 2014 This year has seen three major breakthroughs on FTSE 100 boards: the percentage of women on them has broken the 20% level (20.7%), the number of women on them has exeeded the 200 mark (205) and the number of all male boards has dropped to two.
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.