Women in View (WIV) released their sixth On Screen Report documenting women’s employment in Canada’s publicly funded screen-based media from 2018 to 2019.
The findings showed that Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) women remain significantly under-employed on Canada’s film and television productions. Of the 43% of women in key creative TV roles in 2019, only 6.44% were Black or People of Colour and only 0.94% were Indigenous women.
Investment in women-led projects remains lower than in men, particularly when it comes to directors. It is lower still when producers and directors are BIPOC women.
WIV states that in order to impact diversity, commitments need to be made that specifically address the hiring of BIPOC creatives and prioritizing productions run by BIPOC women – ultimately achieving equity for all women.
WIV is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening gender representation and diversity in Canadian media both on screen and behind the scenes. NSI alumna Tracey Deer (NSI Storytellers, Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) is the current chair of the board.
Read the full On Screen Report to learn more.