It found that on shows with at least one woman creator, females made up 45% of the writers, while on programs with exclusively male creators, women accounted for only 16% of writers, and that on programs with at least one woman creator, women comprised 32% of the editors, compared to only 22% on shows with exclusively male creators.
Study Finds Direct Link Between Gender Of TV Creators And Roles For Women
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A new study has found a direct link between the gender of the creators and executive producers of TV shows and the number of women they employ on screen and behind the scenes. The report found that shows with at least one female creator were twice as likely to hire female directors; nearly three times as likely to employ female writers, and half-again as likely to hire female editors as shows with exclusively male creators.
The report from Dr. Martha Lauzen and the Center for the Studio of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State (read it here) found that on shows with at least one female creator, women comprised 27% of directors, while on shows with exclusively male creators, women accounted for only 13% of directors.
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