Irish film and TV industry needs more data on gender and diversity, report finds
Since 2015, State development agency Screen Ireland, the BAI and RTÉ have all made explicit changes to their gender equality and diversity policies.
But while the researchers said Screen Ireland’s initiatives, the first to be introduced, “did have an impact” on the gender make-up of funding recipients – with the percentage of female writers, directors and producers increasing since 2017 – there remained “a number of as yet unresolved issues”, including lower budgets for female-driven screen projects.
In general, there is “no clear analysis available” on how the various measures adopted by Irish funders of screen content “have been received or applied on the ground” in the film and television industry, they concluded.
D&I in the Irish TV sector.