Utah Women in Production and Photography

A community by women for women in the industry

Our Mission

Our group, Utah Women in Production and Photography (UWIPP), has the mission to help and support women in their journey to become professionals in video production. We are a community for women, all about women. We offer different opportunities to connect, network, collaborate and grow.

Our Story

Utah Women in Production and Photography's story began with BW Productions' team. We noticed the impact women had on set and on projects. These women provided different perspectives, skills, and insights on how to complete these jobs. Yet, there always seemed to be a lack of women within the industry.  So we put a team together.

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Dec 2021
Established
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150
Members
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Countless
Connections made
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Our Founders

This team consists of three women who have worked within the industry and are passionate about this project: McKayla Kreutzkamp, Stephanie Dunn, and Madison Mackay.

These women began doing some investigation to understand why there is a lack of women within the industry. They talked to many different people in this field of work, did research, and sent out a survey based on their research.

Resources

The Utah Film Commission markets the entire state of Utah for film, television and commercial production. They foster the development of our local talent and crew.

Utah Film Center connects people, stories, and ideas through film, artist support, and media arts education.

BW Productions is the sponsor and founding organization for UWIPP. It is a full scale video production and photography company that is working to change the industry norms.

UWIPP DATABASE

Coming soon! This will be a registry of female production companies and free lancers within Utah.

Stats about the Industry

Overall, women comprise "30% of creators, 31% of directors, and 24% of editors on streaming programs but 22% of creators, 19% of directors, and 15% of editors on broadcast network programs.

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knowledge and research

The top 100 grossing films of 2019, women represented 10.7% of directors, 19.4% of writers, and 24.3% of producers.

Advocates for Gender
Diversity and Inclusion

2020 was a record year for women in Hollywood. They state that "women represented 16% of directors working on the 100 highest-grossing films in 2020... up from 12% in 2019 and a lowly 4% in 2018.

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Penske Media Corporation.

In 2020, 70% of the 100 highest-grossing films employed fewer than five women in the key positions of director, writer, executive producer, producer, editor or cinematographer.

TESS ELECTRONICS

About 75 percent of the photography students around the world are women, but only about 15 percent manage to turn their skills into a career.

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imbalance in photograph

In a survey, 1 in 5 women had been sexually assaulted or harassed at work over the course of their careers and 1 in 20 reported that they had been sexually assaulted or harassed on the job in the past 12 months.

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creating AN INDUSTRY FREE OF
SYSTEMIC BIAS AND ABUSE.

Our Sponsor

BW Productions sponsors this organization.

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