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Under-Representation in Scriptwriting (again)

Recently I participated (from my bed, distracted by itchy shingles) in an excellent Blackboard forum discussion on under-representation in scriptwriting, inspired by the news that the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are tracking gender among its applicants. (They have a wonderful ongoing commentary on their Facebook page.) Alas, so far, only a quarter of the applicants are women. According to the Fellowships' Facebook page, for years, the male-female split hovered near 70-30. Recently, however, it has dropped towards 75-25 and they are not sure why that has happened (so they must have been tracking gender for a while, but I think this may be the first year the figures have been public). You have three days left to enter!!!