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Re-distributing gender in the global film industry: beyond #MeToo and #MeThree

Verhoeven, Deb, Coate, Bronwyn and Zemaityte, Vejune 2019, Re-distributing gender in the global film industry: beyond #MeToo and #MeThree, Media industries journal, vol. 6, no. 1, doi: 10.3998/mij.15031809.0006.108.

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Title Re-distributing gender in the global film industry: beyond #MeToo and #MeThree
Author(s) Verhoeven, DebORCID iD for Verhoeven, Deb orcid.org/0000-0003-3680-3561
Coate, Bronwyn
Zemaityte, VejuneORCID iD for Zemaityte, Vejune orcid.org/0000-0001-9714-7903
Journal name Media industries journal
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Total pages 22
Publisher University of Michigan Library
Place of publication Arbor, Mi.
Publication date 2019-06-03
ISSN 2373-9037
Keyword(s) Film Industry
Gender Gap
#MeToo
#MeThree
Gender Discrimination
Kinomatics
Creative Teams
Summary This article draws on a big cultural dataset of over 130 million global screen times to consider the impact that the gender of a film’s director has on the screening prevalence and geographic spread of new release feature films at the cinema. We compare results based on film screenings between December 2012 and May 2015 across a set of forty countries including the United States, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, India, and Brazil. This research is timely in light of renewed attention given to sexism and gender discrimination in the film industry. Rather than focus on the statistical paucity of women in production teams, where discrimination acutely diminishes workplace opportunities, our analysis instead focuses at the other end of the spectrum and identifies gendered patterns in film screenings across the globe. We correlate our findings to the social gender gap analysis undertaken by the World Economic Forum. We hope the research may be used as evidence to support nuanced policy innovations that can result in greater gender equality in the film industry and society more broadly.
Language eng
DOI 10.3998/mij.15031809.0006.108
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Field of Research 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30130468

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