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Table 22.3 Gender of writers of UK films released in the UK, 2007-2013 236 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Number of UK films released in the UK 108 111 113 122 127 162 139 Number of writers associated with these films 169 168 139 144 159 187 155 Number of male writers 149 139 116 127 129 162 133 Number of female writers 20 29 23 17 30 25 22 % male 88.2 82.7 83.5 88.2 81.1 86.6 85.8 % female 11.8 17.3 16.5 11.8 18.9 13.4 14.2 Source: BFI The proportion of female writers in 2013 remained low. Some of the female writers associated with UK films released in the year are: Shannon Hale and Jerusha Hess (Austenland) Amy Jump (A Field in England) and Abi Morgan (The Invisible Woman). As well as being involved in the writing of films, many of the female writers also directed or co-directed their films. Table 22.4 shows directors by gender for UK films released in the UK in 2013. Table 22.4 Gender of directors of UK films released in the UK, 2007-2013 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Number of UK films released in the UK 108 111 113 122 127 162 138 Number of directors associated with these films 117 113 122 136 140 179 149 Number of male directors 110 100 101 119 119 165 128 Number of female directors 7 13 21 17 21 14 21 % male 94.0 88.5 82.8 87.5 85.0 92.2 85.9 % female 6.0 11.5 17.2 12.5 15.0 7.8 14.1 Source: BFI The proportion of female directors in 2013 was higher than in 2012, but it still remained low, at 14%. Some of the female directors associated with UK films released in 2013 are: Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant), Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon (I Am Breathing), Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology), Tina Gharavi (I Am Nasrine) and Jacqui Morris (McCullin). Clio Barnard and Tina Gharavi both wrote the screenplays of their films as well as directing them.


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