LOS ANGELES — Women make up roughly half of all ex

first_img LOS ANGELES — Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a study released Monday says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors and other leadership roles in the industry.The study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the non-profit advocacy group Women in Animation said that in the past 12 years, only 3% of animated film directors were women and only one, “Kung Fu Panda 2” director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, was a woman of colour.In some areas, like producing, animation has better female representation than live-action films. The study found that women made up 37% of producers on the 120 animated films surveyed going back to 2007. On live-action features, women make up about 15% of producers.“The proportion of women in this leadership role in animation, and the progress made in the last decade indicates that there are spaces where the industry is taking inclusion seriously and affecting change,” said initiative director Stacy L. Smith in a statement.Women also made up 13% of directors of popular animated television shows from 2018, the only year covered by the study. But women of colour were underrepresented in all areas.Women are also outnumbered in below-the-line roles like head of story, lead animators and art directors, the study found.And in front of the camera, only 20 of the top 120 animated features across the past 12 years had a female lead or co-lead. Of those, three, “Moana,” ”The Princess and the Frog,” and “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” had a woman of colour as the protagonistMarge Dean, the president of Women in Animation, says a better understanding of the numbers will help push the industry toward achieving 50-50 gender representation by 2025.The Associated Press Summary by The Associated Press Posted Jun 10, 2019 7:27 am PDT Last Updated Jun 10, 2019 at 9:02 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New study finds women have a long way to go when it comes to leadership roles in animationOnly 3% of animated film directors were women in the past 12 years, study saysWomen are also outnumbered in below-the-line roles like head of story, lead animators and art directors, the study found FILE – In this Sunday, May 22, 2011, file photo, director Jennifer Yuh Nelson arrives at the premiere of “Kung Fu Panda 2,” in Los Angeles. Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors, according to a study from USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the non-profit advocacy group Women in Animation. The study released Monday, June 10, 2019, says that in the past 12 years only 3% of animated film directors were women and only one was a woman of color. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) Study says women are underrepresented in top animation jobs animation|directors|entertainment|executives|film|industry|leadership roles|womenlast_img

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