Female Representation In Media Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"Women make up only 34% of film speaking roles globally, despite being 50% of the global population."

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"In 2018, women represented 21.3% of directors, 26.8% of writers, and 26.2% of producers of global films."

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"As of 2020, women made up just 20% of key behind-the-scenes roles in the top 250 US films."

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"Just 6.4% of the 1,200 top-grossing films from 2007 to 2018 were directed by women."

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"In the 2015-2016 television season, women held 34% of writing, directing, and producing positions."

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"In 2019, only 18.4% of the top 500 films were directed by women."

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"In TV series featuring female main characters, women made up 38% of behind-the-scenes roles, compared to 23% of those with male main characters."

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Statistic 8

"Female representation in superhero films increased between 2015 and 2016 (35% in 2015 to 37% in 2016)."

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"Women made up just 23.7% of leading roles in 2017’s top 100 films."

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"From 2014-2015, only 5% of UK television dramas had a majority female writing staff."

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"In 2019, only 41% of all speaking characters on US streaming shows were female."

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"Women accounted for just 6.9% of cinematographers in the top 250 US films in 2020."

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"As of 2018, only 24% of protagonists in the top 100 grossing films were women."

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"Women represented 45% of top US series regulars in the 2016-2017 television season."

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