Share of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood 1998-2019

The share of women in behind-the-scenes roles (directors, writers, executive producers, producers, editors, and cinematographers) in Hollywood in 2019 was higher in almost every category that in the previous year, the percentage of women employed as executive producers remained the same at 21 percent. In 2019, 13 percent of Hollywood directors were female, an increase from the eight percent recorded in 2018.

Share of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood from 1998 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

1998 to 2019

Special properties

among women employed behind the scenes on the top 250 films

Supplementary notes

The figures for 2010 to 2016 comes from different studies consistent with the source's findings.

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