Professor Martha M. Lauzen, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film Professor School of Theatre, Television and Film San Diego State University, has released her latest "Boxed In" study of the 2010-2011 prime-time television season.
The findings indicate that women comprised 25% of individuals working as creators, directors, writers, executive producers, producers, editors, and directors of photography last season. This represents a decrease of 2 percentage points from 2009-2010. The percentage of women working as writers plummeted this season, declining from 29% in 2009-2010 to 15% in 2010-2011. On screen, females accounted for 41% of all characters. This represents a decline of 2 percentage points from the 2007-2008 season when female characters accounted for a historical high of 43% of characters.
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