A report on gender and ethnicity in TV and Digital projects funded by NZ On Air.
Last year we published our first Diversity Report in response to local and international research that shed light on gender and ethnic disparity within the screen sector. NZ On Air, as a key funder of local television and online content on television and online content, is in a unique position to observe industry trends. The Diversity Report contributes to the growing range of research highlighting gender and ethnicity issues in the local production sector.
This report monitors gender and ethnic diversity among key personnel of NZ On Air-funded television and digital projects, as well as regional spread of production companies. While our funded television content, for example, comprises less than 16% of total output, we do not expect the trends in commercially-funded content to be particularly different.
This is the second consecutive year NZ On Air has published this report. There are now two years of comparable data and this report assesses any emerging trends and notable data shifts.