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'Obvious problem' for women in Canadian TV and film industry: gender diversity group

Last Updated Jun 2, 2019 at 11:48 am PDT

This image released by Netflix shows Rachel Morrison on the set of the film "Mudbound." Morrison was the first woman nominated for an Oscar for best cinematography. Beginning Friday, Lincoln Center will feature 36 films shot by 23 female cinematographers as part of a two-week series, "The Female Gaze." (Steve Dietl/Netflix via AP)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Women in the Canadian TV and film industry don’t receive their fair share of work.

Jill Golick, executive director of “Women in View” said it’s even lower for Indigenous women or women of colour.

“Directing and cinematography have always been very, very far behind. In fact, we saw over the last four years quite a lot of growth in directing work for women but, it only still didn’t even take women directors up to 30 per cent,” said Golick.

According to the report, when women were the showrunners 50 per cent of the writing, directing and cinematography contracts went to women and 50 per cent to men.

When men showran, 86 per cent of the work went to men.

“So that leadership role is key to making the changes,” added Golick.

The report examined more than 5,000 contracts between 2014 and 2017 in TV, and between 2015 and 2017 in film.