WGA Jobs Report: Women, Minority Writers Lose Ground in Film, Make Small Gains in TV

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This only solidify the importance of consumers to make their voices heard with their movie selections in the theaters and on DVD!

Originally posted on Variety:

Women and minority writers are losing ground in film while notching only modest gains in TV, according to the WGA West’s latest comprehensive survey of employment for its members.

Female writers accounted for 15% of feature film work in 2012, the latest year tracked in the survey, down from 17% in 2009. Minority writers remained stuck at 5% of film jobs, unchanged from 2009, but the survey shows minority writer earnings declined over the same period even as paydays for white male writers increased.

In TV, minority employment reached 11% in 2012, the highest level in a decade. Female employment dipped to 27%, down 1% from 2009, while the earnings gap between male and female writers closed ever so slightly (by 1 cent in 2012 compared to 2009).

The report is part of the WGA West’s effort to bring attention to the relatively low levels of female and minority writer…

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Very Interesting.

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