UNITED STATES:

UNITED STATES – FILM
Bechdel/538: "The Dollar and Cents Case Against Hollywood's Exclusion of Women" by Walt Hickey (2015)
Bechdel Tests on 100 films
"Edging out the Boys" by Terry Huang (2015)
"Exploring the Careers of Female Filmmakers - Phase III" research by Dr. Stacey Smith, Dr. Katherine Pieper and Marc Choueiti [April 2015, post-Sundance Festival tracking study, 2002-2014]
Film Dialogue from 2,000 Screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age by Hanah Anderson and Matt Daniels (April 2016)
"Gender Inequality In Film" New York Film Academy
“Gender Inequality in Popular Films” by Dr. Stacey Smith, Marc Choueiti, Dr. Katherine Pieper
Data Exposes Gender Fault Lines, Team Slated
Women and the Big Picture: Behind-the-Scenes Employment on the Top 700 Films of 2014 by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen
It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World: Portrayals of Female Characters in the Top 100 Films of 2015 by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen
Thumbs Down 2016: Top Film Critics and Gender by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen

RELATED LIST OF STUDIES via Game Changer Films
 

UNITED STATES - FILM & TELEVISION
Center for the Study of Women in Film in Television, San Diego State University
2015 Hollywood Diversity Report, UCLA Bunche Hall
Key Findings and Executive Summaries - Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
“The Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative", University of Southern California


UNITED STATES - LITERARY ARTS
2014 Larger Literary Landscape VIDA Count (Women in Literary Arts)
2014 VIDA Count (Women in Literary Arts)
2014 Women of Color VIDA Count (Women in Literary Arts)


UNITED STATES – MEDIA
2015 The Status of Women in the U.S. Media - Women's Media Center
2015 Divided Media Gender Gap Infographic - Women's Media Center
Gender Pay Gap in US Cities by Avery Hartmans
INCLUSION or INVISIBILITY? GENDER MEDIA, DIVERSITY, & SOCIAL CHANGE INITIATIVE by Stacy L. Smith, PhD, Marc Choueiti, Katherine Peiper, PhD with assistance from Ariana Case and Artur Tofan


UNITED STATES - TELEVISION
"Directors Guild of America 2014 Episodic Director Diversity Report"
The Hollywood Writers Report and TV Staffing Brief (2015) - Writers Guild of America, West
Showrunners for New TV Season Remain Mostly White and Male by Maureen Ryan


UNITED STATES - THEATRE
“The Count,” Dramatists Guild National Study (2015) by Julia Jordan & Rebecca Stump - Dramatists Guild
"The Stats," WE Broadway (2016)
"Who Designs in LORT Theatres by Gender" Infographic by Porsche McGovern (June 2015)
Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender: Phase Two by Porsche McGovern (June 2016)
"Women Count: Women Hired Off Broadway 2010-2015" by Martha Wade Steketee & Judith Binus - League of Professional Theatre Women
Why Are There So Few Women Leading Theatres and What Can Be Done About It? by Sumru Erkut & Ineke Ceder (December 2015)
Women’s Leadership: Research Results and Recommendations by Sumru Erkut & Ineke Ceder (August 2016)


REGIONAL: 

California
The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative [2011] “The Study,” lead by Ella Martin. 
The Counting Actors Project by Valerie Weak
"Not Even - A Gender Analysis of 500 San Francisco/Bay Area Theatrical Productions" by Valerie Weak in collaboration with Martha Richards and Christine Young - Counting Actors Project Illinois
Gender Equity Report, 2010


Massachusetts
"Boston, Gender Parity Task Force, Spotlight on Gender Parity in the New England Theatre Community 2013-2014 Season." [2015]
The Diversity/Inclusion/Gender Parity Task Force Report [2013]


New York
“Women Hired Off-Broadway, 2010 – 2014,” a study by Martha Wade Steketee and Judith Binus, published by The League of Professional Theatre Women. 
“Opening the Curtain on Playwright Gender: An Integrated Economic Analysis of Discrimination in American Theatre” by Emily Glassberg Sands (2009)
“Introduction from Town Hall on Women’s Parity in Playwriting” by Julia Jordan (2008) 
“Report on the Status of Women: A Limited Engagement” [2002] by Susan Jonas and Suzanne Bennett


Ohio
Cleveland 8 of 10 shows at Cleveland Public by women, 2013-14: Cleveland Public Theatre


Washington, D.C.
D.C. Theatre Demographics, collected by Gwydion Suilebhan, Patricia Connelly and David Mitchell Robinson


WORLDWIDE:

GLOBAL
"The Female Gaze, 2003-2013 (& 2014 data)," International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
"Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media - International Women's Media Foundation" 


EUROPE – FILM
European Women’s Audio-Visual Network


AFRICA (CONTINENT) - FILM
Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema


AUSTRALIA - THEATRE
"The National Voice - 2015," The Australia Writers Guild Report (pdf)
"The National Voice - 2015," The Australia Writers Guild Report (html)
Australia Council, Women in Theatre, 2012 Report


Regional - Sydney and NSW
“Theatre in Sydney and NSW,” Gender Statistics, 2014-2015, compiled by Niall Tangney. 


Related:
Career Playwrights: [Australian] Working Women Dramatists, 1928 – 1968, by Michelle Arrow, University of Sydney.

 

CANADA - FILM & TELEVISION
“Women in View On Screen” – 2013 (live action television)
“Focus on Women 2013” 


CANADA - THEATRE
"Achieving Equity in Canadian Theatre: A Report With Best Practices Recommendations," prepared by Dr. Michelle MacArthur [April 2015] 
"EQ&A - A Snapshot of the Life of an Actor in Canada" Equity Quarterly Spring 2012
“Adding it Up” – 2006 Study on Status of Women in Canadian Theatre. 


GERMANY - FILM
Statistics on Women Filmmakers by SchspIN Blog, 2012


NEW ZEALAND - THEATRE & FILM
Gender Issues for Female Playwrights and Filmmakers by Marian Evans


NORWAY - FILM
Norway Film Institute Annual Report 2012


SWEDEN – FILM
Swedish Film Institute Annual Report 2012 – Facts and Figures


UNITED KINGDOM - FILM
“Portrayal vs. Betrayal,” Research Report, UK Film Council, 2011
“Scoping Study into the Lack of Women Screenwriters in the UK” (2006)
“Succès de plume? Female Screenwriters and Directors of UK Films, 2010-2012“


UNITED KINGDOM - THEATRE
Tonic Theatre – “Gender Equality in England’s Theatres” (based on 2012 data) 
Sphinx Theatre Archives
The Guardian Datablog in collaboration with Elizabeth Freestone (2012) 
"Still Looking Through a Glass Ceiling" - April 2015, British Theatre Consortium
Gender Counts: An analysis of gender in Irish theatre 2006-15


ZIMBABWE - TELEVISION
Zimbabwe Gender Report (2012), [note Table 7.7 - Broadcasting Holdings Personnel by Selected Designations and Sex]

 

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Updated 7/24/2017