January 11, 2018

Women hold tiny role in Hollywood behind the scenes jobs

Variety - The number of behind-the-scenes jobs held by women in the top 250 films has seen virtually no progress in the past two decades, according to a study published Wednesday by San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.

The results remained largely unchanged from years past. Among the report’s findings:
  • In 2017, women made up 18% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films, up 1 percentage point from 2016.
  • Of the top 250 grossing domestic films, 30% of titles featured zero or one woman in behind-the-scenes jobs. In comparison, none of the films had fewer than 1 man working in the roles counted by the report.
  • Just 1% of films employed 10 or more women, while 70% of films employed 10 or more men.
  • Women fared better based as producers, accounting for 25% of those jobs; women represented 19% of executive producers; 16% of writers; 11% of directors and 4% of cinematographers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's nothing glamorous about behind the scenes work. The work is mostly "things" oriented as opposed to "people" oriented. And results matter more than feelings. It makes perfect sense women would eschew it.