A look at the ongoing evolution of women-centric film in culture and Hollywood
But some things haven’t changed. This week, Writers Guild of America West released employment numbers that show that the share of female writers working in film has actually decreased since 2009, reaching a dismal 15 percent. According to the annual Celluloid Ceiling Report, it’s even worse for female directors. It was already bad in 2008, when women made up only 9 percent of directors — a number that hadn’t improved in 10 years. But unbelievably, the 2013 numbers reveal that the percentage has dropped even more, to an abysmal 6 percent. This is on top of the decrease in the number of female characters and equally balanced male/female casts, and Hollywood’s ongoing four percent problem.