In the most recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter, they covered the efforts being made to increase the representation of women in below-the-line roles.
As part of this coverage, I was asked to crunch the data on the number of women working in specific film departments.
So I built a dataset of all feature films released in US cinemas over the past twenty years and sought to calculate the representation of women in below-the-line roles. There is much more about my methodology in the Notes section at the end of this piece.The big picture
Let’s start by looking at the big picture for films released in 2018 and then focus in on a few of the departments over time.
Of the fifteen departments I …