The decline in women TV writers in the US

Here’s a shocking stat: in the 2006-2007 US TV season, 35% of primetime, network TV writers were women. In the 2010-2011 season, it’s 15%.

How did that happen? AOL TV’s Maureen Ryan (formerly The Watcher) has written a fascinating article, well worth reading, with all manner of writers and showrunners. Give it a go if you have 10 minutes or so to spare.

And what do you think? Is this a bad thing? A doesn’t matter thing?

The decline in women TV writers in the US

Here’s a shocking stat: in the 2006-2007 US TV season, 35% of primetime, network TV writers were women. In the 2010-2011 season, it’s 15%.

How did that happen? AOL TV’s Maureen Ryan (formerly The Watcher) has written a fascinating article, well worth reading, with all manner of writers and showrunners. Give it a go if you have 10 minutes or so to spare.

And what do you think? Is this a bad thing? A doesn’t matter thing?