A report on gender and ethnicity in TV and Digital projects funded by NZ On Air
NZ On Air, as a key funder of local content on television and online content, is in a unique position to observe industry trends.
Recently a number of international industry reports have shed light on gender and ethnic disparity within the screen sector - both in terms of the diversity of people who appear on screen and of the key personnel involved in creating those productions.
NZ On Air will also contribute to this collective research to provide reliable data and promote increased awareness of gender and ethnicity issues in the production industry. While our funded television content, for example, comprises less than 15% of total output, we do not expect the trends in commercially-funded content to be different.
This report is the first in an on-going series which will annually monitor the gender and ethnic diversity among key personnel. We will also monitor the regional spread of production companies.
This first Diversity Report includes survey responses from projects funded in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years that were fully delivered by April 2016.
The full report is below. It is also summarised in the infographic.