Today’s article is an offshoot of two strands of research I’ve been working on over the past few years – gender in the film industry and UK films with public funding. I looked at the percentage of female writers, producers and directors within UK films, focusing on how the female representation changes between films supported by a public body and those that are not.
- 20% of UK films shot 2009-13 received some form of public funding
- Across all UK films 2009-13, women accounted for 14% of directors, 27% of producers and 15% of writers
- On publicly-backed films, women account for 20% of directors, 32% of producers and 24% of writers
- The BFI fund a disproportionately large number of dramas, biopics and period dramas
- The BFI …