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Reports & Statistics


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.

The study examines 48,757 speaking characters across 1,110 films from 2007 to 2017, as well as behind the camera roles in 2017. It reveals that progress toward inclusion remains to be seen among top movies with regard to females, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, the LGBT community, and individuals with disabilities.The study is the largest and most […]

Following a wide-ranging six-month inquiry, the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee have concluded in their report published this week that the Government, regulators and employers are failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. Read the full report here.

First conducted in 2007, Thumbs Down is the most comprehensive and longest-running study of women’s representation and impact as film reviewers available.  This report considers individuals working for print, broadcast, and online outlets during spring 2018.  The study is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego […]

Published in April 2018, this is the first sociological study on social mobility in the cultural industries. Read here.

The leadership of the 100 largest international media corporations is dominated by men. Thirty corporations have no women whatsoever in their top management, according to statistics compiled by Nordicom. Read more here.  

The It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World report from The Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that in 2017, females comprised 24% of protagonists in the 100 top grossing films at the US box office. This represents a decline of 5 percentage points from 2016. Females accounted for 37% of major […]