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Equal Representation of Women in TV/Film Drama

Petition published by Equity on Feb 06, 2009
6911 Signatures 
Target: BBC,ITV, Channel4, Channel5

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Petition for Equal Representation of Women in TV/Film Drama

What's the story on TV tonight ... that women are the minority sex with the shorter shelf life?

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Over half the audience is female, yet in TV drama for every female character, there are two male characters. The same is true in theatre.

Whilst leading parts are frequently played by male actors over 45, women in this age group start to disappear.

The picture this gives is distorted and distorting.

We call on all those in a position to do so, to correct this imbalance.

The Equal Representation of Women in TV/Film Drama petition to BBC,ITV, Channel4, Channel5 was written by Equity and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: ,

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