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Reports & Statistics

Learn about the latest reports and statistics relating to gender and the media.


BBC Studios Pay Gap Report - View full report here.


BFI Insight Exchange: 2030 Vision

In February 2020, the BFI RSU team asked a group of top thinkers and analysts whether they could predict what 2030 might look like for the moving image, audiences and the broader screen sector. Their findings and views were explored in the BFI’s second Insight Exchange forum. View the report here.

BFI Gender Pay Gap Report

The gender pay gap is designed to show the difference in the average pay between all men and women within a workforce. It is different to equal pay which looks at the differences in pay between male and female employees in the same or similar jobs of equal value. View the report here.

Diamond Reports

Diamond is an industry-wide data collection system for monitoring and reporting diversity in TV broadcasting. Read more here.

Film & TV Charity Whole Picture Programme Training and White Paper - View the white paper here.

We Are Doc Women: Gender in Factual Television - View the report here.

ITN publishes Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap Report 2018/19

ITN has today published its Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap reports for 2018-19 showing continued progress in its ambitions to be a more inclusive organisation. View the report here.

Raising Films - Back from the Brink: A Scoping Study

A March 2021 report addressing the impacts of COVID-19 reported by parents and carers working in the UK screen sector. View the report here.

Re-Framing the Picture: An International Comparative Assessment of Gender Equity Policies in the Film Sector

Re-Framing the Picture set out to assess and understand the impact of gender equity policies in the film sector, particularly examining the UK, Germany and Canada. View the report here.

Inequality Across 1,700 Popular Films: Examining Gender, Race/Ethnicity & Age of Leads/Co Leads From 2007 to 2023

This report by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found a major regression in terms of representation, with only 30 movies featuring women and girls in lead and co-lead roles. That figure marks a sharp downturn from 2022, which tallied 44 films, and a number identical to that in 2010. View the report here.

The Future of Film Report 2021

The Future of Film Report brings together work of a number of speakers and participants from the Future of Film Summit. This report has been created in partnership with King’s College London. The report includes:

  • How Virtual Production is revolutionising filmmaking - and where it is heading 

  • Why inclusive, imbedded dialogue with audiences provides a strategic advantage to filmmakers 

  • How technologies like 5G and Edge Computing can open up new opportunities for creators

  • 10 Recommendations for moving into film's future

View the report here.

albert: Screen New Deal

albert alongside BFI and Arup, have set out a vision for what a sustainable film industry could look like with their route map to sustainable film production. Read the report here.

Hollywood Diversity Report 2023

UCLA College Social Sciences Hollywood Diversity Report 2023 is now available to read here.

The Celluloid Ceiling: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes Women on Top Grossing U.S. Films in 2023

The Celluloid Ceiling has tracked women’s employment on the 250 top (domestic) grossing films for the last 26 years and provides the most comprehensive historical record of women’s employment in behind-the-scenes roles available. Read more here.

Boxed In: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes on Broadcast and Streaming Television in 2022-23

In 2022-23, females fared better as characters and contestants on reality programs and game shows (50%) than as characters on scripted programs (43%). Read more here.

Indie Women: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women in U.S. Independent Film, 2022-23

This year’s Indie Women study tracked the employment of behind-the-scenes women working on independently and domestically produced feature-length documentaries and narrative films screening and/or streaming at 20 high-profile film festivals in the U.S. Read more here.

Female Directors in European Cinema: Key Figures 2019

This European Audiovisual Observatory report measures the gender divide among film directors in Europe and is based on a sample covering feature films produced from 2003 to 2017. Read more here.

Inclusion & Diversity in UK VFX, Animation and Post Production

UK Screen Alliance in conjunction with Animation UK and Access VFX published a major report into inclusion and diversity in the UK’s VFX, animation and post-production sectors. Read more here.

2021 Annual ScreenSkills Assessment

The ScreenSkills Assessment 2021 gives a snapshot of skills issues affecting the UK screen industries during the period from January 2020 to January 2021 - a time of significant disruption caused by Covid-19. The resulting atypical assessment reflects the unusual conditions experienced by screen businesses as the national - and global - situation evolved. Read more here.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media: Representation in Family Films

In its analysis of over 1,000 characters from a decade of family films (2007 – 2017, all rated G, PG or PG-13), the Geena Davis Institute looked at the number of leads or co-leads who were female, people of color, LGBTQIA-identified or had a physical or cognitive disability. The report can be accessed here.

Female-Led Films Outperform at Box Office

This CAA + Shift7 Study found that on average, female-led films lead global box office revenue at every budget level between 2014 and 2017. Read more here.

Adjusting the Colour Balance: A report on BAME representation among directors working in UK TV

Directors UK report on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) directorial representation in UK television. Read more here.

2021 New Diverse Intelligence Series Report “Being Seen on Screen: The Importance of Quantity and Quality Representation on TV

This 2021 New Diverse Intelligence Series Report “Being Seen on Screen: The Importance of Quantity and Quality Representation on TV explores the state of inclusion and representation in television programming. Read here.

Critic’s Choice 2

This study from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative uses reviews of 300 top-grossing films from 2015 to 2017 posted on Rotten Tomatoes to assess gender and race/ethnicity of critic. Read more here.

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