2018 may be the year of the ontbolstering have been #metoo and the call for more women behind the cameras, in Hollywood, there was precious little of the city. The percentage of female film-makers, script writers, (executive) producers and camera people that the 250 lucratiefste Hollywoodprenten was concerned, amounted last year to less than 20 percent. A slight increase in 2017, but the number of women in the regiestoel is, with eight percent, the lowest number in twenty years. This is evident from the 21st aarlijkse study ” The celluloid ceiling; behind-the-scenes employment of Women on the top 100, 250 and 500 movies. The study is the work of professor Martha M. Lauzen of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film from the university of San Diego.
Of the movies that the last year did well at the box office, had almost three-quarters no female screenwriter, or one woman to the montagetafel. Barely one film 25 had a woman behind the camera. The best scores of the “weak” gender as a film producer(e): 26 percent.
The figures are surprising because many last year predicted that the film country, partly due to the relentless unearthing of the macho, the positive male/female tour would go up and because the female absence in Tinseltown major media attention has been given in Cannes.
According to Lauren, it will only be an end to that “in-depth under-representation” when, or if, the film industry, in its entirety, the shoulders on an attempt to genderdiversifiëring.
Luckily, it was 2018 a year with quite a few films in which women are central. That goes for the gangsterweduwen tooth in the Steve Mcqueen heist movie “Widows”, the lesbian liefdesdriehoek in Yorgos Lanthimos’ historical tragicomedy “The Favourite”, the central role of Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) as a leader of her female misdaadbende in “Ocean’s 8” (the only franchisefilm with each sequel, the number decreases) and the number of hekserige ballerinas in the remake of the giallo-print “Suspiria”. All the aforementioned films were directed by men.