How New Stats Reveal Dramatic Gender Pay Gap in UK Entertainment

| April 10, 2019

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It’s been over a year since the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements restructured the entertainment industry’s norms. The heightened awareness of gender inequality spurred by those movements has permeated society at large around the world. It’s been revealed, however, that UK film and television studios are still disproportionately male-advantaged, according to recent data assembled by Variety. For the second year under recent legislation, UK companies are required to publicly report statistics, revealing inequities in all industries.

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Founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the special effects for his space epic Star Wars, no other facility of its type existed at the time. Now with locations in San Francisco, Vancouver, London and Singapore, ILM remains one of the leading effects companies in the world, serving the motion picture commercial production and attraction industries. From its astounding innovations in the original Star Wars trilogy to its groundbreaking CGI work in blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Star Trek, and The Avengers, ILM has changed and expanded the possibilities of what a film can be.

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