Monday, March 02, 2009

Equal representation of women in drama

As mentioned here last week, many writers are supporting Equity's campaign to achieve equal representation of women in TV and film drama.

In The Observer, writer Amy Jenkins has become the latest to protest about the inequality.
This lack of women characters is hardly surprising, though, when you think about it. We might all talk about high-end drama such as Cranford, but the meat and potatoes of TV dramas are the so-called precinct shows - cops and doctors, spooks, lawyers and vets. And the fact is that women are under-represented in these real-life professions, just as they are on television.
You can add your support to Equity's campaign by signing an online petition.

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