Kiwi show receives a ReFrame Stamp of approval

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2022

Kiwi show receives a ReFrame Stamp of approval

A total of 94 television shows have received the ReFrame Stamp from the IMDb top 200 series table for the 2021-22 season. The Stamp is a distinction handed out to TV productions that have achieved gender-balanced hiring. 

A big congratulations to Greenstone TV, which produces My Life Is Murder, one of the newly stamped shows along with Big Sky, Yellowjackets, Bridgerton, What We Do In The Shadows, Star Trek: Discovery, The Flight Attendant, Gaslit, Chicago Med, among others. 

And we have it on good authority that a new NZ season of MLIM just wrapped (a formidable achievement from the team with the Covid roller coaster), and you will be pleased to know it will have even stronger overall gender stats!

The ReFrame report, which ranks studios on how they hire women, found nearly half of the TV episodes were written by women, even as a continuing underrepresentation by women of colour in key roles was identified.

As 200 series were considered, 47% were found to earn the stamp — a 7% decrease since the previous year.

ReFrame™ is the screen industry’s gender equity coalition founded by Women In Film and Sundance Institute, in partnership with IMDbPro.

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Image: Lucy Lawless stars in My Life Is Murder