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“I don’t want to play someone who’s being racially abused.”
Study shows that 29% of films in 2016 had a woman as the lead character.
Research highlights problems with class and “unconscious bias”.
There was a drop in the number of women working on high profile Hollywood films, despite ongoing diversity debate.
New BFI research reaffirms alarming diversity trends.
Screen Australia has committed AU$3m ($2.3m) towards fast-tracking 58 projects by female filmmakers, as part of a broader gender equality initiative.
A mentorship programme and paid internships are being introduced in a bid to help boost the number of female directors in the industry.
A new UK survey proves what many people already know anecdotally, that it’s a challenge being a parent and working in the film and TV industries.
Media misrepresentation of Muslims, and fear of reproach from within their communities, are hindering depictions of the less “extreme” and pluralist aspects of Islam, according to leading filmmakers.
MEDIA SUMMIT: Rebecca O’Brien, producer of Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake, also criticized nepotism in the film industry.
Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.
The BFI has said it expects to allocate 50% of its funding to women directors by 2020 - and is considering covering childcare costs for some writers and directors.
Database curated by Swedish Film Institute, which currently includes 700 film-makers, will expand globally.
AHRC-funded report also finds that only 1.5% of key personnel on UK film productions in 2015 were BAME women.
Screen spoke to festival heads and industry about why women directors remain painfully sparse in the main strands at major festivals.