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1.47 Million Euro Open Research Area Grant Awarded to Kinomatics Researchers

Professor Skadi Loist, Professor Deb Verhoeven, Professor Doris Ruth Eikhof , Professor Elizabeth Prommer and Dr Amanda Coles have been awarded a 1.47 million Euro Open Research Area Grant funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; Germany), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC; UK) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada) to develop […]

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#GenderMattersFail

At the end of August, Screen Australia released a self-congratulatory media announcement claiming they had exceeded their (admittedly low) target of 25% participation for women in Australian screen production over the preceding three years (based on an industry initiative they called Gender Matters). We’ve been trying to crunch the data about gender in  Australian feature […]

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Redistributing Gender

How bad is gender inequality in the global filmindustry? It is much worse than you think. The Kinomatics team have been examining our Showtime Dataset to identify how films directed by women are distributed across the globe. We found that around 15% of new release feature films are directed by women (alone or in teams […]

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The “Gender Offender” analysis: How and Why We Did It (Part Two)

Read Part One of this post here. PART 2. Visualising Male Producer Networks This aspect of the project was undertaken by Stuart Palmer. This data on creative roles in films contains within it the information to describe the networked structure of creative team relationships embodied in the film set analysed. Social network analysis (SNA) provides […]

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The “Gender Offender” analysis: How and Why We Did It (Part One)

Introduction Deb Verhoeven Statistics describing the parlous conditions for women in the Australian film industry have been gathered and circulated for more than 30 years. As long as I have worked in and reported on the industry these statistics have barely deviated. In some cases they’ve become marginally worse. Furthermore, their repeated release has given […]