by Martha M. Lauzen, Ph.D.
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This study provides employment figures for domestically and independently produced feature-length documentaries and narrative films screening at 23 high-profile film festivals in the United States. Women comprised 26% of individuals working as directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers. This is even with the figure from 2011-12 and up 2 percentage points from 24% in 2008-09.
The percentage of women working on documentaries continues to be larger (28%) than the percentage working on narrative features (24%). Women accounted for 23% of directors working on all of the films considered, 28% of directors working on documentaries and 18% working on narrative features.
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