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Minorities, Aboriginals still struggle in Canadian new media, WIFT-T study finds

News | 06/25/2004 4:00 am EDT

Women working in Canada’s screen-based media have never been better represented, and they are "significantly increasing their share in film and TV," but the sector is still dominated by men, especially when it comes to the high level positions, such as senior management, and top creative and technical positions, a new study, Frame Work: Employment in Canadian Screen-Based Media-A National Profile, has revealed. The study that measures diversity, skills and employment in screen-based media was commissioned by Women In Film and Television -Toronto (WIFT-T), a professional organization that recognizes, trains and advances women in film, television and new media, and was guided by a steering committee and a new media committee made up of Canadian film industry leaders. The results of the research were published June 11.

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