Only 36% Of Buyers In Cannes Were Women, According To Study On Gender Imbalance In Distribution Sector

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Only 36% of accredited film buyers at this year’s Cannes Marché were women, a new study on the sales and acquisitions sector has revealed. The study, commissioned by UK gender equality campaign group Birds' Eye View, claims that women only accounted for 32% of “high status” professionals (or “key decision-makers” with buyers badges) accredited at the Cannes, Berlin and AFM markets between 2009 to 2018. High-status employees are defined in the report as having roles such…