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FEWER JOBS FOR WOMEN IN FILM IN 2013 THAN IN 1998, SAYS STUDY

January 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after New York Post film critic Kyle Smith wrote in his review of the Golden Globes telecast that watching it was like taking “a deep dive into a pool of estrogen,” the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has released a study that found that women held a smaller percentage of jobs on the top-grossing films of 2013 than they did 25 years ago. According to the Center’s latest Celluloid Ceiling Report, which analyzed employment on 250 domestic films, women accounted for 16 percent of directors, writers, executive producers, producers, editors and cinematographers on those films; in 1998, they accounted for 17 percent. Among directors, women held 6 percent of the jobs versus 9 percent in 1998.