Gender distribution of behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood 1998-2019

There has been a gradual increase in the share of women being employed in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood over the last few years, however little has changed since the late 1990s. In 2019, just 21 percent of all behind-the-scenes jobs (including directors, writers, editors, producers, and cinematographers) were held by women, while 79 percent of these roles were filled by men.

Distribution of behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood 1998 to 2019, by gender

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

1998 to 2019

Special properties

among women and men employed behind the scenes on the top 250 films

Supplementary notes

The figures for 2010 to 2015 come from different studies consistent with the source's findings.

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