Tackling inequality in the screen industries
Only 16% of working film writers in the UK are female, and only 14% of prime-time TV is written by women. These are just two of the shocking findings in a landmark report commissioned by WGGB and launched in May 2018.
The report, Gender Inequality and Screenwriters, was funded by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and authored by Alexis Kreager with Stephen Follows.
It spans a whole decade and reveals that TV shows and films written by women in the UK have flatlined during that period, with no consistent improvement in gender representation.
WGGB’s Equality Writes campaign aims to tackle the problem. Find out more and pledge your support on the campaign website and by using the button below.
Our Equality and Diversity Committee is currently in the process of assessing how we can expand this campaign to look at inequality amongst BAME writers in the screen industries. If you have any thoughts or suggestions please email them on ED@writersguild.org.uk