How Women Can Have A Positive Impact On The Entertainment And Media Industry
This is an opinion/ argumentative piece.
Despite numbers climbing for women holding management and leadership positions in the business of entertainment, this wasn’t without difficulty.
However, project leads and companies should reconsider. Women are more open-minded and transformational with ideas. In the creative field, this is a need in the ever-changing platform. These characteristics allow everyone to voice their opinions; opening doors for different topics that wouldn’t be considered.
Some may argue, however, that a straight-minded, mathematical way of thinking is good for an innovator of the industry. Though sometimes true, the entertainment and media industries are changing the way they work from talk shows to photography journals to keep up with the audiences’ demands; something women excel at.
Woman are more nurturing by trait. When applied to the work world means they express more patience and acceptance. This helps bring positive feedback from their employees and therefore positive reviews back to that company. They are keeping the cycle of employers and workers in an even flow for the near future and thus bringing steady revenue to that company or independent business.
Putting a woman in the headlight of the entertainment and media industry would bring new levels of respect that would spread to other industries. Too long women’s presentations are questioned by a man on the same corporate position. But imagine if a woman were matched in numbers to the men? It would be a start in the right direction to a more positive work environment.
Per Women in Film and Television UK Ltd, in the world of film, TV, and animation alone:
50% of women make up the moviegoers population
But only these percentages are women working in the field:
4% of Directors
15% of Writers
3% of Cinematographers
18% of Producers
18% of Executive Producers
14% of Editors
In fact, the first EVER nominated film in history for cinematography that had a female cinematographer was in 2018. “Mudbound’s” Rachel Morrison.
The numbers have only had a three percent increase since the original statistics produced in 1998. There need to be major changes to the industry and previous stereotypes where a man has to handle all the reigns. There is no evidence that they do a better job.