Script Girls, Secretaries and Stereotypes
Gender Bias in Pay on Film and Televisions Crews
IATSE Local 871 hired Working IDEAL to assess gender bias in compensation for four female dominated crafts involved in film and television production:
Gender pay equity is a significant issue in media production in front of and behind the camera, and above and below the line. Existing and historical gender-based job segregation, gender stereotyping, and differential negotiating power can lead to wide differences in pay for individuals who play similar roles or work at similar levels – due to different scale rates, different negotiated rates, or both.
How can industry leaders, ranging from an individual production or a production company, a studio or network take voluntary action to address these concerns and promote greater equity?
These actions can move a production toward full gender pay equity, and also help address potential equity concerns based on race and other protected categories. Learn more at reelequity.org.