Breaking Down Film Industry Gender Disparities: New Study Reveals 2024 Projections

Breaking Down Film Industry Gender Disparities: New Study Reveals 2024 Projections

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A recent study conducted by NoDeposit365 sheds light on the persistent gender disparities in the film industry, revealing that less than 1 in 6 (14.4%) confirmed movie releases in 2024 will be directed by women.

Breaking Down Film Industry Gender Disparities: New Study Reveals 2024 Projections

The comprehensive analysis examined 104 movies slated for release this year, categorizing directors into male, female, or collaborative teams. The findings highlight that about 82.7% of the upcoming titles are set to be directed by men, with action and horror films dominating this category. Notably, only 2.8% of the movies feature a collaborative effort between male and female directors, emphasizing the industry's lingering gender gap.

Olivia King, a spokesperson from NoDeposit365 said:

For a long time, filmmaking was perceived as a domain predominantly occupied by male directors, but this perception is clearly an outdated stereotype.

The presence of women in directorial roles is crucial for establishing positive role models, considering that women constitute a significant proportion of the film industry.

Although there has been a shift towards inclusivity for female directors in recent years, these findings evidence that there is still a large disparity in opportunities available to women wanting to direct feature length films.”

The direction landscape of 2024 cinema

Among the 104 movies surveyed, only 15 are directed solely by women, showcasing the need for increased opportunities and representation for female directors.

The study found that across these titles, only 14.4% will be directed by women – just 15 out of the 104 movies. Interestingly, two of those included are Marvel films – Madame Web (S.J Clarkson), and Venom 3 (Kelly Marcel). Madame Web also primarily features an all-female lead cast including Dakota Johnson, Syndey Sweeney, and Emma Roberts.

Sam Taylor-Johnson's biographical movie Back to Black is also releasing this year, detailing the life and music of the late Amy Winehouse.

A staggering 82.7% of upcoming titles (82 out of 104) are set to be directed by men this year, with action and horror films taking up the largest portion. This includes the eagerly anticipated Dune: Part Two (Denis Villeneuve) and Joker: Folie à Deux (Todd Phillips).

In terms of a collaboration between the sexes, only 3 out of 104 movies (2.8%) had both a male and female director on board. These titles include the recently released remake of Mean Girls (Samantha Jayne, Arturo Perez Jr), Kung Fu Panda 4 (Mike Mitchell, Stephanie Stine), and Horrorscope (Spencer Cohen, Anna Halberg).

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