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In selected years between 1987 and 1997, 45 percent of the top 100 films had no women directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, or editors.

In 1996, women comprised only nine percent of working directors.

Women's representation among feature film writers remained about the same from 1987 to 1997 -- between 16 percent and 18 percent.

In 1997, the median male writer earned $75,663, while the median female writer earned $60,000 -- a decline from four years earlier, when the gender gap had disappeared.

At the major studios in 1997, women writers earned 70 cents for each dollar earned by white male writers.

From 1991 to 1997, women's share of the writing dropped at four major studios: Columbia, Disney, Fox, and Paramount.

In 1999, 34 of the 320 writers' names appearing in motion picture screen credits belonged to women.

In 1998, 63 percent of the roles cast in movies went to men, and only 37 percent went to women. A large number of these women's roles are as men's sex objects.

In 1998, women comprised only 14% of the American Cinema Editors membership.

Of the 11,825 members of the Directors Guild of America (which encompasses directors, assistant directors and unit production managers), only 2,539 are women.

In the top 100 box-office films of 1997, there was not a single female cinematographer.

Of the 400 members of the American Society of Cinematographers, approximately eight are women.

On average, one woman works for every eight men in off-camera roles.

To this day, there is no female owner of a studio.

(info from Fade In, Vol. VI No. 3, "Women On the Verge")

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