Last month, Stephen Follows published a report into what percentage of crews on the top US grossing films of the past 20 years are women. He found that, on average, women made up only 23% of a typical film crew and in some jobs such as cinematography and composing, it was around 2%.
You can read his full report here
The UK results in summary
He studied 2,336 UK films to assess the gender of their crews. In summary…
- Between 2009-13, women made up 26.2% of crew members on British films.
- This compares favourably with top US films over the same period (22.2%)
- Of all the departments, the Transportation department is the most male, with only 7.7% women.
- The only departments to have a majority of women are Make-up, Casting, Costume and Production.
- Visual Effects is the largest department on most major movies and yet only has 16.5% women.
- 6.4% of composers on UK films were women.
- 14% of UK films had a female director, compared with 3% of top US films.
- The percentage of women on British films has barely changed in the past five years.