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Behind the Camera: Women in the Film and Television Industry; A conversation with Emmy Award Winner Donna Quante #14

Behind the Camera: Women in the Film and Television Industry; A conversation with Emmy Award Winner Donna Quante #14

Update: 2021-01-15
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In this first episode of Season Three of  You Talk It. We Live It hosts Ellen Quale,  Emily Metcalfe and River Scholl talk with camera operator and producer Donna Quante about her experiences in the film and television industry.  
Quante, an Emmy award winning camera operator and producer took home an Emmy three times for Benson, Golden Girls and the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. 

Here are some interesting facts to digest.

2019-2020 SEASON

  • Overall, women accounted for 31% of individuals working in key behind-the-scenes positions.
  • Women comprised 30% of all creators, directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and directors of photography on broadcast programs, 31% on cable programs, and 35% on streaming programs.
  • 63% of programs employed 5 or fewer women in the behind-the-scenes roles considered. 16% of programs employed 5 or fewer men.
  • Overall, women fared best as producers (39%), followed by writers (36%), executive producers (32%), directors (30%), creators (28%), editors (17%), and directors of photography (8%).
  • 94% of the programs considered had no women directors of photography, 81% had no women editors, 76% had no women directors, and 73% had no women creators.
  • Women accounted for 28% of creators. This represents a historic high.
  • Programs with at least 1 woman creator employed substantially greater percentages of women in other key behind-the-scenes roles and featured more female characters than programs with exclusively male creators. For example, on programs with at least 1 woman creator, women accounted for 69% of writers versus 20% on programs with no women creators.
  • Programs with at least 1 woman executive producer featured more female protagonists, and more women in other key behind-the-scenes positions, than programs with exclusively male executive producers. For example, on programs with at least 1 woman executive producer, women accounted for 39% of writers. On programs with exclusively male executive producers, women comprised 12% of writers.

Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film

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Behind the Camera: Women in the Film and Television Industry; A conversation with Emmy Award Winner Donna Quante #14

Behind the Camera: Women in the Film and Television Industry; A conversation with Emmy Award Winner Donna Quante #14

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