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Feature filmmakers
Experience

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

Next update May 2019


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 2012 to June 2017). 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 2017

All

1 credit 2 credits 3 credits 4 credits 5+ credits Total no.
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Producers 220 59% 73 20% 26 7% 22 6% 33 9% 374
Directors 144 62% 44 19% 18 8% 9 4% 16 7% 231
Writers 221 72% 44 14% 20 7% 9 3% 13 4% 307

Males

1 credit 2 credits 3 credits 4 credits 5+ credits Total no.
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Producers 139 58% 46 19% 17 7% 12 5% 27 11% 241
Directors 115 59% 42 22% 13 7% 8 4% 16 8% 194
Writers 160 68% 38 16% 17 7% 9 4% 11 5% 235

Females

1 credit 2 credits 3 credits 4 credits 5+ credits Total no.
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Producers 75 59% 27 21% 9 7% 10 8% 6 5% 127
Directors 26 76% 2 6% 5 15% 1 3% 0 0% 34
Writers 58 84% 6 9% 3 4% 0 0% 2 3% 69

Source: Screen Australia credit analysis of Australian feature films shot between July 1970 and June 2017.

Notes:
Gender unknown for 12 people: six producers, three directors and three writers.
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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