Recent articles on the Film Data Blog
Each week I look at a different film industry topic, focusing on the data and
statistics to reveal what’s really going on.
A single shot within a modern Hollywood blockbuster can be incredibly complex, take years to create and require the coordination of hundreds of people around the world. To ensure that shots are created on time, on budget and as the director intended, they need to plan out every detail before anything is actually shot. Hand-drawn […]
Last week, a row erupted over a film review in Variety of Carey Mulligan’s new movie Promising Young Woman. In an interview for The New York Times, Mulligan discussed her frustration of reading character descriptions along the lines of “Beautiful but doesn’t know it”, and with the way movies present women as sexual objects for […]
Five years ago I researched the average age of top Hollywood directors. Since then, I have received a number of requests to update and extend the study. Today I am sharing what I found when I looked at the directors behind all theatrically released movies (not just top grossing) and dug a little deeper into […]
In my previous article, I looked at the number of people who have only worked once in key film jobs and departments across their whole career. A number of readers got in touch to ask how frequently people work in multiple positions across their career. If it were commonplace for people to work within more […]