As a woman in the biz’, working on a project created and continued by women in the biz’, maybe I feel more optimism than is warranted for women in the biz’.
The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University is doing the science, counting the numbers and asking questions.
Here’s a .pdf of their 2010 study, that concludes, “women comprised 7 percent of directors, 10 percent of writers, 15 percent of executive producers, 24 percent of producers, 18 percent of editors and 2 percent of cinematographers. When considering all of these roles together, women accounted for just 16 percent of powerful behind-the-scenes individuals.”
Below-the-line, technically-oriented women like me don’t much register for purposes of their science. Oh well. Glad somebody’s paying attention.