TV industry a hostile place for working mothers, survey finds
The television industry sector remains riddled with sexist attitudes and is uncongenial to working mothers, a survey published today suggests.
Fifty-five per cent of the 179 TV workers interviewed for the survey said it is difficult to get back into television after a career break to have children.
When invited to offer further comments, respondents said that sexism is inherent in the TV industry. There are many women at the top (executives, commissioning editors) and the bottom (runners, researchers, assistant producers) – but few in between (directors, directors of photography, editors), a reflection on how hard it is to progress in the industry as a woman.