Women Vastly Under-Represented in Key U.K. Film Production Roles

Researchers at the University of Southampton have found that men still occupy the vast majority of key production roles in the UK film industry. The Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project Calling the Shots: women and contemporary film culture in the UK (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/cswf/project/number_tracking.page) has found that only 20 per cent of people working as … Continue reading Women Vastly Under-Represented in Key U.K. Film Production Roles

Report attacks UK film industry over behind-the-scenes female rolls

The British film industry is still failing to represent women in its top behind-the-camera roles, according to research. A study found that there had been little change in the number of female directors or cinematographers in the past decade. Female British directors who have enjoyed success over recent decades include Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder … Continue reading Report attacks UK film industry over behind-the-scenes female rolls

British film industry can be worse than Hollywood for female filmmakers

The British film industry is lacking in gender equality in key production roles and can sometimes be worse for women than Hollywood, a new study has found. Research conducted by academics from the University of Southampton and the University of Exeter found women directors, editors, cinematographers, screenwriters, producers and executive producers are under-represented in UK … Continue reading British film industry can be worse than Hollywood for female filmmakers

British film industry no better at including women in key roles than Hollywood, research launched at Cannes shows

More than half of British films had no or just one woman in key production roles new research shows. A study of UK films reveals overall inclusion of women is worse than on the top 250 films released in the USA. Academics from the University of Southampton and University of Exeter working on the AHRC-­226;128;144; … Continue reading British film industry no better at including women in key roles than Hollywood, research launched at Cannes shows

Women remain dramatically unrepresented in the British film industry

Women remain dramatically unrepresented in the British film industry, according to a major new study which shows there has been little change in the number of female directors or cinematographers in the past decade. Across 3,452 films in production in the UK between 2003 and 2015, only 14 per cent of all directors and seven … Continue reading Women remain dramatically unrepresented in the British film industry