Infographic: Women and Hollywood - Better Luck Next Year...Or Next Decade

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by Inkoo Kang
December 16, 2013 10:36 AM
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Change is the keyword in Hollywood these days. A globalizing marketplace, the exportation of work from Los Angeles to every other corner of the world, the replacement of celluloid by digital, and the ever-shifting landscape of film distribution have radically transformed what we see today and how we see it. 

And yet one thing has remained a constant over the last fifteen years: the lack of opportunities and the undervalued contributions of women behind and in front of the camera. 

Check out this original Women and Hollywood infographic to see how frustratingly little has changed in the film and TV industries for female creative talent. 

Here's to a different future full of possibilities.

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2 Comments

  • KateC | December 16, 2013 11:43 AMReply

    But does it count reality TV, magazine shows, talk shows? EPs frequently are just money people, not creative-types. Is it counting segment producers, field producers, story editors, and all the other below-the-line jobs that women start off in? Not every writing gig is WGA nor is every director a member of the DGA. Limiting these numbers to just features is meaningless. USC Annanberg needs to really do more research in how this all works, if the numbers are going to be really useful.

  • HeatherH | December 16, 2013 7:19 PM

    Kate, while those areas are certainly important (and I agree they should be studied), what difference does it make if women are, say, 40% of field producers on reality shows if they're still only writing 18% of features? 1) reality shows don't have nearly the cultural impact on a worldwide scale that feature films/narrative TV do, and 2) shouldn't we be striving for parity at things like the Oscars? It's wonderful if women are truly a high percentage of the reality world (I have yet to see stats to indicate either way), but it doesn't negate the lack of access/impact in the narrative world. If it said "narrative" at the top would it be more helpful?

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