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Reports & Statistics


Released on Wednesday 8 January 2020, this study has been conducted since 2002. The study considers the representation of female characters in the top 100 (domestic) grossing films. Read more here.

This European Audiovisual Observatory report measures the gender divide among film directors in Europe and is based on a sample covering feature films produced from 2003 to 2017. Read more here.

UK Screen Alliance in conjunction with Animation UK and Access VFX published a major report into inclusion and diversity in the UK’s VFX, animation and post-production sectors. Read more here.

A comprehensive analysis of existing data combined with a specially commissioned survey of more than 400 employers on the state of the screen sector workforce. It is the first major piece of research to draw an accurate and coherent picture of the labour market since the 2014 Creative Skillset Workforce Survey. Read more here.

In its analysis of over 1,000 characters from a decade of family films (2007 – 2017, all rated G, PG or PG-13), the Geena Davis Institute looked at the number of leads or co-leads who were female, people of color, LGBTQIA-identified or had a physical or cognitive disability. The report found that none of these […]

This CAA + Shift7 Study found that on average, female-led films lead global box office revenue at every budget level between 2014 and 2017. Read more…

Directors UK report on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) directorial representation in UK television. Read more.

This report from MAAC, an arts advocacy coalition for Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) performers has found that they are grossly underrepresented on U.S. TV. Read more.

Now in its 21st year, the Boxed In study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film provides the most comprehensive historical record of women’s representation and employment in U.S. television available. Overall, the numbers are down this year. Read more here.

This study from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative uses reviews of 300 top-grossing films from 2015 to 2017 posted on Rotten Tomatoes to assess gender and race/ethnicity of critic. Read more here.

Commissioned by the external advisory group to the BFI’s National Lottery-funded Research and Statistics Fund, this University of Leicester report looks at evidence from 2012 to 2016. Read the report here.

In this report, Directors UK looks at television output from 2013-2016 and reveals that the gender gap increased across all four of the main UK broadcasters: BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. The report follows on from their first look at gender inequality in UK TV programming published in 2014. Read more here.