Writers suffer gender inequality in UK film and TV

Posted Tuesday 05 Jun 2018

Intrepid film blogger Stephen Follows has produced another set of disturbing statistics for women in film and TV. His latest findings from a study co-authored by Alexis Kreager, show that between 2005 and 2016, four out of every five UK movies were written mainly by male writers. The picture for female writers of TV programmes is slightly better, says Follows: between 2001 and 2016, 30% of UK TV writers were female.
Follows also notes that women make up an ever-decreasing percentage of writers as you move up the experience spectrum. meaning that not only are women finding it hard to get in, they are also struggling to stay in the industry. There was a faint glimmer of positivity though: both critics and audiences judge films from female writers as slightly better than those written by men.

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