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07 September 2018

Latest Report On Gender Gap Amongst Critics Published

A new report from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, conducted in partnership with TIME’S UP Entertainment – an affiliate within TIME’S UP’s expanding coalition of women across industries working toward safe, fair and dignified workplaces – critiques inclusion in the ranks of film critics. The report, titled Critic’s Choice 2 is the second in a series.

The study uses reviews of 300 top-grossing films from 2015 to 2017 posted on Rotten Tomatoes to assess gender and race/ethnicity of critics, including how this varies by film distributor and publication outlet.

 Key findings from the study, which examined 59,751 reviews of 300 top-grossing films from 2015-2017, include:

– 21.3% of the reviews were written by females and 78.7% by male critics.

– 16.8% of reviews were written by critics from underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds and 83.2% by white critics.

– Of all reviews, 65.6% were by white males, 17.6% by white females, 13.1% by underrepresented males, and 3.7% by underrepresented females.

Read more here.