A community by women for women in the industry
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.
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.
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.
Coming soon! This will be a registry of female production companies and free lancers within Utah.
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.
The top 100 grossing films of 2019, women represented 10.7% of directors, 19.4% of writers, and 24.3% of producers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BW Productions sponsors this organization.