San Diego State University Research: It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World: On-Screen Representations of Female Characters in the Top 100 Films of 2014
USC’s Annenberg School Research: Gender & Short Films: Emerging Female Filmmakers and the Barriers Surrounding their Careers
New research shows films by women and men are equally likely to receive distribution out of the Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Competition, but gap widens from there.
Industry perceptions of a gendered marketplace, scarcity of talent pool, lack of ambition, as well as gender imbalance among gatekeepers, help explain broken pipeline for female filmmakers.
Women in View is non-profit organization dedicated to fostering greater racial and gender equity on screen and behind-the-scenes of Canadian media, entertainment, and digital industries
The mandate of Canadian Unions for Equality on Screen (CUES) is to achieve gender equality in the production of screen-based media by raising awareness of the issue, and generating discussion within the industry.
Please Adjust Your Set is currently partnering with the Advocacy Committee of Vancouver Women in Film and Television to gather statistics on women’s participation in the Canadian Film and Television sector and to present our findings to key stakeholders in the industry.
Founded by Academy Award-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve, gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment targeting children 11 and under.
The Women’s Media Center—founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem—has the goal of making women visible and powerful in the media. The Women’s Media Center is training women and girls to be media ready and media savvy, monitoring and calling out media sexism, launching petitions, inviting watch-ins, organizing tweet-ups, and other activist campaigns.
For more than a decade, researchers affiliated with the Center have provided individuals working in the entertainment industry and members of the public with extensive and forward-thinking research on the employment of women. Scholars at the Center conduct an extensive agenda of original research documenting women’s under-representation and investigating the reasons for the continuing gender inequities.
Equitable directors is a non-profit organization founded in 2007; its members are professional directors of Quebec.