film industry

Controlling for openness in the male-dominated collaborative networks of the global film industry

Studies of gender inequality in film industries have noted the persistence of male domination in creative roles (usually defined as director, producer, writer) and the slow pace of reform. Typical policy remedies are premised on aggregate counts of …

Re-distributing gender in the global film industry: Beyond #MeToo and #MeThree

This article draws on a big cultural dataset of over 130 million global screen times to consider the impact that the gender of a film’s director has on the screening prevalence and geographic spread of new release feature films at the cinema. We …

Understanding the dynamics between the United States and Australian film markets: Testing the ‘10% rule’

Australia has historically been an important market for American media exports. As far as film trade relations between the two countries go, there is an anecdotal perception that distributors follow a ‘10% rule’ to predict the popularity of Hollywood …

Feature film diversity on Australian cinema screens: Implications for cultural diversity studies using big data

Like in much of the world, cinema screens in Australia are dominated by feature films from the US. Drawing on the Kinomatics Global Showtime Dataset, a big cultural dataset of cinema screenings, this chapter considers the diversity of films screened …