The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 250 Films of 2014

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on January 15, 2015 in The search |

by Martha M. Lauzen, Ph.D.
Copyright © 2015 – All rights reserved.
In 2014, women comprised 17% of all
directors, writers, producers, executive
producers, editors, and cinematographers
working on the top 250 (domestic)
grossing films. This is the same
percentage of women working in these
roles in 1998 (see Figure 1).
Women accounted for 7% of directors,
up 1 percentage point from 2013, but
down 2 percentage points from 9% in
1998. In 2014, 93% of films had no
female directors.
The results are divided into two sections.
The first section reports the findings for
the roles traditionally included in this
study, offering historical comparisons
from 2014 with figures dating from
1998. The second section provides the
findings for three additional roles
considered this year including
composers, sound designers, and
supervising sound editors.


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