Note frames 7 & 8:
This infographic is based on a study done by the USC Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism. The study “examined the gender of all speaking characters and behind the scenes employees on the 100 top grossing fictional films in 2008. A total of 4,370 speaking characters were evaluated and 1,227 above the line personnel.”
UPDATE: It’s official! Tal starts in June.
PREVIOUSLY: Deadline Hollywood is reporting that “that NBC’s head of comedy Jeff Ingold is expected to leave the network, and hot Sony TV comedy executive Tal Rabinowitz is in line to replace him” as EVP. Rabinowitz oversaw the series “The Big C” for Sony and will be joining a network that may lose some of its hottest comedy properties (“The Office” and “30 Rock”) in the coming year. Hopefully the this will influence the hiring of female talent through the ranks. (Via Jezebel)
Paige St. John of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune won the Pulitzer for investigative reporting. ”For her examination of weaknesses in the murky property-insurance system vital to Florida homeowners, providing handy data to assess insurer reliability and stirring regulatory action.”
Ellen Barry (along with colleague Clifford Levy) of the New York Times won for international reporting. ”For their dogged reporting that put a human face on the faltering justice system in Russia, remarkably influencing the discussion inside the country.”
Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times won for feature photography. ”For her intimate story of innocent victims trapped in the city’s crossfire of deadly gang violence.”
Kathleen Gallagher and Alison Sherwood (along with colleagues Mark Johns, Gary Porter and Lou Saldivar) of the Milwaukee Journal won for explanatory reporting. “For their lucid examination of an epic effort to use genetic technology to save a 4-year-old boy imperiled by a mysterious disease, told with words, graphics, videos and other images.”
Amy Ellis Nutt of the Newark Star-Ledger won the Pulitzer for feature writing. “For her deeply probing story of the mysterious sinking of a commercial fishing boat in the Atlantic Ocean that drowned six men.”
Carol Guzy and Nikki Kahn (along with colleague Ricky Carioti) of the Washington Post won for breaking news photography. ”For their up-close portrait of grief and desperation after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti.”
1) The host doubles as a writer on each of these shows but we did not include them in the counts.
2) Although Jimmy Kimmel only has one female writer, she is a co-head writer. None of the other shows hosted by men have female head writers.
3) Craig Ferguson’s only female writer is his sister.
TELEVISION: In the 2009-10 prime-time television season, women accounted for 27% of all creators, executive producers, producers, directors, writers, editors, and directors of photography working on situation comedies, dramas, and reality programs airing on the broadcast networks. Women account for…
21% of show creators
22% of executive producers
39% of producers
29% of writers
16% of directors
19% of editors
3% of directors of photography(Martha Lauzen, Boxed In, Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University) MOVIES: In 2009, women comprised 16% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents a decline of 3 percentage points from 2001 and is even with 2008 figures.
Women accounted for 7% of directors
8% of writers
17% of executive producers
23% of producers
18% of editors
2% of cinematographers.
See more at http://www.mediareporttowomen.com/statistics.htm
Women Unequal in Media Jobs Stats:
Only one in four communications/media jobs created between 1990 and 2005 were filled by women. The only area where the share of women increased was in the newspaper industry — the lowest-paid industry in the sector, where many of the women are employed in part-time telephone sales positions.
For full-time workers in the communications/media sector, a gender and race wage gap persists: White men are paid 29 percent more than white women and 46 percent more than women of color.
Among communications companies in the Fortune 500, women comprise just 15 percent of top executives and only 12 percent of board members. To see more, go to: http://www.now.org/issues/media/women_in_media_facts.html#endref6
Entertainment execs love to use the excuse that they don’t hire women because their audience is primarily male, and they need a ‘male voice’. Guess what?…
- In 2009 there were 217 million moviegoers. The total admissions was 1.4 billion dollars.
- Women were 113 million of the moviegoers and bought 55% of the tickets. Men are 104 million of the moviegoers and 45% of the tickets. Women made up 9 million more filmgoers than men. (Motion Picture Association of America)