A new report rips phony Hollywood and demonstrates just how bigots and sex criminals dominate the film industry, despite all the happy talk coming from the white elites.
Women’s struggles to win influential roles in the film industry have been well-documented — and extend far beyond the director’s chair. A new report, released Wednesday, offers more evidence that Hollywood has failed over the last two decades to correct its gender imbalance.
Women made up just 18% of all the directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers who worked on the top 250 U.S. films released last year, according to the study for 2017 titled “The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the Scenes Employment of Women.”
The research that found only 1% of films last year employed 10 or more women as directors, producers, editors, writers and cinematographers. That compares with 70% of films that had 10 or more men in key roles.
The toughest film occupation for women to land remains cinematographers. Just 4% of cinematographers on the top 250 films last year were women.
According to the Los Angeles Times, these findings come a week after a similar scathing report from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. That study, “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair?”, revealed that women made up just 7.3% of directors of the year’s 100 top movies, compared with 4.2% in 2016.
The USC report also found that African Americans, Asians and Latinos had fewer opportunities to direct major films.