Annecy: Women in Animation Present Gender Disparity Data

Annecy: Women in Animation Present Gender Disparity Data
Annecy—According to a survey of several L.A.-based animation schools 60% of animation students are women. But only 20% of all animation creative’s are women.

The telling data, from Women in Animation (Wia) board member surveys and statistics gathered in 2015 by the Animation Guild, formed some of the key talking points at a panel discussion entitled Women In Animation that took place Wednesday June 17 at Annecy’s Mifa market.

In other data, in 2006, men made up 84% of the animation workforce, whereas roles filled by women totalled 16%. In 2015, men make up 80% and roles filled by women still only total 20%.

Also according to the Animation Guild findings, 10% of all producers/directors are women. 17% of all writers are women, 21% of art/designers are women and 23% of animators are women.

These are all average numbers, mainly focused on Los Angeles-based studios. According to Wia, the numbers are similar in Canada, with 16 -18% of
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