Posted Saturday 19 Nov 2016
And we certainly aren't as bad as the USA but we still have a long way to go, particularly with writers and directors - check out the articles below...you need to POP THEM IN YOUR BROWSER TO VIEW.
Here's a quote to get you going from the first one ..
"The company's analysis of 1,591 feature films released theatrically on at least one screen in the U.S. between 2010-2015 exposes a systemic lack of trust on the part of the film industry when it comes to collaborating with women in the workplace. This bias is expressed not just in the lower production budgets that women routinely operate from but, even more crucially, in the number of movie screens on which films by women directors are shown"
Now read the whole article here - pop it in your browser - it's well researched, thorough and thought provoking no matter what your gender!
Next we have a great piece about American director Julie Dash. Her 1991 film, "Daughters of the Dust," was the first feature by an African-American woman to have a wide release. Yet many doors remained closed to her.