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Camera professionals face systemic inequality and discrimination; male DOPs paid more, progress faster: ACS A Wider Lens report

The Australian Cinematographers Society’s A Wider Lens report, which examines career pathways into cinematography, and the workplace and recruitment experiences of camera professionals, paints a picture of inequality, discrimination and a lack of diversity. It recommends an “industrial scale” effort to address a toxic work culture, finding many workplace conditions, as well as commonplace bullying, harassment and discrimination, are resulting in significant mental health consequences, to the point of threatening the industry’s long-term sustainability and growth.