Share of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood 1998-2018

Share of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood from 1998 to 2018

by Amy Watson, last edited Apr 16, 2019
Share of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood 1998-2018 This graph shows the share of females in behind-the-scenes roles (director, writer, executive producer, producer, editor, cinematographer) in Hollywood in the years 1998, 2000, 2006, 2010, and from 2012 to 2018. In 2018, 16 percent of all Hollywood writers were female, an increase from 11 percent in the previous year. However, the share of female directors dropped from 11 percent in 2017 to eight percent in 2018, and the percentage of women employed as cinematographers remained the same at just four percent.
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Share of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood from 1998 to 2018

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19982000200620102012201320142015201620172018
Directors9117756797118
Writers1314101014101111131116
Executive producers1816161518151920171921
Producers2424202425252326242526
Editors2019211820171822171621
Cinematographers42224356544
19982000200620102012201320142015201620172018
Directors9117756797118
Writers1314101014101111131116
Executive producers1816161518151920171921
Producers2424202425252326242526
Editors2019211820171822171621
Cinematographers42224356544
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by Amy Watson, last edited Apr 16, 2019
This graph shows the share of females in behind-the-scenes roles (director, writer, executive producer, producer, editor, cinematographer) in Hollywood in the years 1998, 2000, 2006, 2010, and from 2012 to 2018. In 2018, 16 percent of all Hollywood writers were female, an increase from 11 percent in the previous year. However, the share of female directors dropped from 11 percent in 2017 to eight percent in 2018, and the percentage of women employed as cinematographers remained the same at just four percent.
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