Women make up less than 20 per cent of directors getting work

first_imgWhen it comes to feature films and television programs shot in Canada, men are involved with directing at least 84 per cent of the available work, if not more, according to a report on gender inequality amongst Canadian directors.“Something is very, very wrong with this picture,” Amanda Coles, the author of the report and a Canadian scholar in cultural management, told CBC News in a phone interview from Australia.Coles, a department head at the University of Melbourne, prepared the 40-page report for the group Canadian Unions for Equality on Screen. She spoke to 18 men and women directors in Canada. Advertisement Twitter She found that in cases when women are behind the lens, the pressure to succeed is much higher.“When male directors under-perform either on set or in the box office, their failures are individualized,” the report states.”The converse is true for female directors. When a female director succeeds, it is a happy accident. A poor performance for female directors is generalized and gendered.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebooklast_img

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