In today’s filmmaking industry only 11% of all Directors are women, 11% writers, 19% executive producers, 25% producers, 16% editors and 4% cinematographers. In front of the camera, only 30.5% of speaking characters are women, 25.9% of women wore revealing clothes as opposed to 5.7% of men, only 12% of movies featured a balanced cast where half of the characters are female, and the average ratio of male actors to female actors in 2.3 : 1. But in direct contrast to this, there is a 5.4% increase in female characters on screen observed when a woman is directing. Women also purchase half of the movie tickets sold in the U.S. and there is a 10.7% increase when a female screenwriter is attached. The bottom line?
We need to increase the amount of women in the film industry and create those opportunities.