by Jake Coyle The Associated Press Posted Jan

first_img by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2019 10:11 am PDT NEW YORK — Despite widespread attention over gender inequality in film, a new study finds that the number of female directors in the top 250 domestic grossing movies last year dipped to 8 per cent.That was down 3 percentage points from 2017, according to the 21st annual Celluloid Ceiling report released Thursday by the Center for the Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. It was even below the 9 per cent level achieved 20 years earlier in 1998.The study’s author, Martha Lauzen, says such “radical underrepresentation is unlikely to be remedied by the voluntary efforts of a few individuals or a single studio.”Researchers found slight gains for women in other roles. In 2018, women comprised 20 per cent of all directors, writers, producers, executive directors, editors and cinematographers in the top 250 films. That’s up 3 percentage points from 2017.Jake Coyle, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Study finds ‘radical underrepresentation’ for women in filmlast_img read more