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Reports & Statistics


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 […]

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 […]