2018 may be the year of the ontbolstering of #metoo, the call for more women behind the cameras to get remains in Hollywood largely unanswered. The percentage of female film-makers, script writers, (executive) producers and camera people that the 250 lucratiefste Hollywoodprenten was involved in, was last year less than 20 percent.
That is a slight increase compared to 2017. But the number of women in the regiestoel is, with eight percent, the lowest number in twenty years.
That according to the annual 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 in the cinema, had almost three-quarters no female screenwriter, or one woman to the montagetafel. Only one movie on the 25 had a woman behind the camera. The best scores of women in the category of moviemaker: 26 percent.
According to Lauren, there will only be an end to that ” thorough under-representation’ as the film industry, in its entirety, the shoulders turn under 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 tragi-comedy ‘The Favourite’, the central role of Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) as a leader of her female misdaadbende in ‘Ocean’s 8’ and the number of hekserige ballerinas in the remake of the giallo-print ‘Suspiria’. All of these films were directed by men.