Reports & Statistics


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 […]

Researchers on the AHRC-funded project Calling the Shots: women and contemporary film culture in the UK’ have found that on British films, women remain historically under-represented as directors and cinematographers. Counting the numbers of men and women working in these roles on 3,452 films in production from 2003 to 2015, they found that only 14% […]

Click here to read the Celluloid Ceiling 2017 report. Now in its 20th year, the study considers the employment of women working in a variety of key behind-the-scenes roles (directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, cinematographers) on the top 100, 250, and 500 films.  It is the longest-running and most comprehensive study of women’s employment in […]

The BFI has this week launched the BFI Filmography, the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema, which means everyone – from film fans and industry professionals to researchers and students – can now search and explore British film history, for free. The resource draws on credits from over 10,000 films, from […]

Ofcom has called on broadcasters to improve the diversity of their employees, as a major study of diversity in television by the communications regulator finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry. Ofcom’s report, Diversity and equal opportunities in television, uncovers the scale and nature of the diversity challenge […]

The latest Boxed In report from the Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has been released. The study considers the on-screen portrayals and behind-the-scenes employment of women on broadcast, basic and premium cable, and streaming television programmes. In 2016-17, women made modest but pervasive gains on […]

As part of a freedom of information request, the BBC has this week revealed that men are earning over 10% more than their female counterparts within the corporation. As of 31 December 2016, women earned an average of £34,400 at the BBC, while men earned an average of £37,971. The gender pay gap has closed […]

The latest Women in Independent Film study has found that high profile film festivals in the US screened three times as many narrative films directed by men as by women in 2016-17. The report, conducted by the Centre for the Study of Women in Television & Film at San Diego State University also found that […]

The latest report from Dr Martha Lauzen at the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has found that films with at least one woman director and/or writer featured higher percentages of female protagonists, major female characters, and females in speaking roles than films with exclusively male […]

A new bespoke programme, BAFTA Elevate has been launched to support individuals from under-represented groups to the next stage of their career. The programme has been established on the back of research BAFTA conducted in partnership with Creative Skillset and the BFI in 2016 examining the career success factors of film, television and games practitioners […]

The first comprehensive Review of Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion within Scotland’s Screen Sector has been published by Creative Scotland. Equality Matters: A Review of Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion in Scotland’s Screen Sector draws on evidence gathered from individuals and organisations working in film and TV in Scotland set against a backdrop of national and international […]