Women behind the camera: let's smash these statistics!

Posted Tuesday 17 Jan 2023

Women behind the camera: let's smash these statistics!

As WIFT NZ members you'll be aware of this organisation's mission - to ensure women are welcomed, supported and thriving in an equitable screen industry. We're also on a mission to get more women into work behind the camera. Statistics like the ones below can make this mission seem a tad overwhelming, but they're from Hollywood, not New Zealand. We can do better!

The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s latest Inclusion in the Director’s Chair report analyses the gender and race/ethnicity of the directors behind last year’s 100 highest-grossing movies in the US, while the San Diego State Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film’s most recent Celluloid Ceiling report examined the employment of women in key behind-the-scenes roles in both the 100 and 250 top-grossing movies at the domestic box office.

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Image: Canadian Director Sarah Polley