It's International Women's Day. Here's Some Sobering Statistics on Women in Movies and TV
Women directed 7 percent of the top 250 grossing films of 2010
Women wrote 10 percent of the top 250 grossing films of 2010
Women comprised 15 percent of all executive producers
Women comprised 24 percent of all producers
18 percent of all editors were women
2 percent of all cinematographers were women, the same as 2009.
3 of the top 100 grossing films in 2010 were directed by women.
There’s only been one female to win a Best Director Oscar (Kathryn Bigelow, 2009)
Only 8 women have won an Oscar for Best Original screenplay
Given a similar budget, movies created by female filmmakers gross similar box-office numbers to male filmmakers
Given a similar budget, movies featuring female protagonists gross similar box-office numbers as films with male protagonists
Females make up 55 percent of the movie-going population; there’s a higher percent of female movie-goers in every age group. In 2009, there were 9 million more female moviegoers than male moviegoers
And yet …
Women accounted for 27% of all creators, executive producers, producers, directors, writers, editors, and directors of photography working.
Between 2004 and 2009, depictions of violence against women on television increased 120 percent on the networks.
Thanks to Seth Macfarlane, Fox is also highlighted for using violence against women as a punch line.
(Sources: Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, Indiewire, Media Report Women )
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