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Experience

Experience of currently active producers, directors and writers of Australian feature films

Next update May 2017


This section looks at the experience of producers, directors and writers who have worked on Australian feature films shot in the last five years (July 2010 to June 2015). Currently active male directors and writers of Australian feature films are more likely than their female counterparts to have multiple credits, whereas male and female producers are equally likely to have multiple credits.

Credits of producers, directors and writers who have had at least one Australian feature film credit in the last five years as at June 2015

All

  1 credit 2 credits 3 credits 4 credits 5+ credits Total no.
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Producers 199 61% 54 17% 26 8% 16 5% 31 10% 326
Directors 132 65% 33 16% 17 8% 8 4% 14 7% 204
Writers 202 73% 33 12% 23 8% 8 3% 11 4% 277

Males

  1 credit 2 credits 3 credits 4 credits 5+ credits Total no.
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Producers 128 60% 36 17% 15 7% 10 5% 23 11% 212
Directors 106 62% 30 17% 16 9% 7 4% 13 8% 172
Writers 146 69% 28 13% 21 10% 8 4% 10 5% 213

Females

  1 credit 2 credits 3 credits 4 credits 5+ credits Total no.
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Producers 65 60% 18 17% 11 10% 6 6% 8 7% 108
Directors 24 80% 3 10% 1 3% 1 3% 1 3% 30
Writers 55 87% 5 8% 2 3% 0 0% 1 2% 63

Source: Screen Australia analysis of credits of theatrically released Australian feature films shot between July 1970 and June 2015.

Notes:
Gender unknown for nine people: six producers, two directors and one writer.
Producers, writers and directors are deemed to be ‘currently active’ if they have been credited on at least one Australian feature film in the last five years.
Figures include credits for co-productions but exclude overseas productions made by Australian producers, directors and writers.
Percentages may not total exactly due to rounding.

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