The Musicians’ Union (MU) has announced its support for the Writers Guild of Great Britain’s ‘Equality Writes’ campaign.
WGGB is calling for immediate action to address inequalities in the screen industries.
The campaign comes off the back of a new report revealing that only 16% of working screen writers are women, and only 14% of prime-time television is predominantly written by women.
“These statistics are a shocking reminder that decision makers in the creative industries remain predominantly male,” said MU Assistant General Secretary Naomi Pohl.
“This is bound to have a knock-on effect throughout the production process and leave a trail of gender bias which will affect creators, workers in the industry and audiences.
“We hope the WGGB’s report will be a catalyst for change.”
WGGB is calling on those who support their ‘Equality Writes’ campaign to add their names to the growing list of supporters, and asking for those who can to include a quote about their experiences.
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