Directors UK calls for 30% of all original programmes to be directed by women
Women are poorly represented directing drama, comedy and entertainment programmes; some of the most popular drama, comedy and entertainment programmes have never been directed by women. More factual output is directed by women, but women directors mostly found work on programmes to do with body issues, food, or homes. Directors UK has examined the reasons for the poor statistics and has consulted with broadcasters, production companies and Directors UK members.
You can read the full report here: Women Directors – Who’s Calling the Shots – a report by Directors UK 8 May 2014.
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With thanks to Amanda Parker of Directors UK