Quantifying the global film festival circuit: Networks, diversity, and public value creation

Film festivals are a key component in the global film industry in terms of trendsetting, publicity, trade, and collaboration. We present an unprecedented analysis of the international film festival circuit, which has so far remained relatively …

ACS Seminar: A Wider Lens - Australian Camera Workforce Development and Diversity

An industry presentation of the results of recent research report

A wider lens: Workforce development and diversity in Australian cinematography

Abstract Film and television content made in Australia is an important site of social and cultural storytelling that both reflects the world we live in, and shapes it. We come to understand ourselves, and each other, through the stories we see on our screens large and small.

Using Social Network Analysis to Study Gender Inequality in Screen Media Industries

A talk discussing opportunities and challenges in adopting social network analysis in research on gender diversity in the screen media industries.

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 …