The UK film industry employs significant numbers of skilled individuals. In 2016, around 80,000 people were working across the industry’s three main sectors with 69% of those involved in production. FACTS IN FOCUS In 2016, around 80,000 people worked in the UK film industry, of whom 55,000 worked in film and video production. In 2016, 57% of the UK film and video production workforce was based in London and the South East. Just under half (49%) of people working in film and video production were freelance. Women made up 13% of directors and 16% of screenwriters of British films released in the UK in 2016 compared with 9% of directors and 14% of screenwriters in 2015.
I can't see why these statistics can be interpreted as emphasising one gender over the other?
If you look at statistics of primary school teachers you have many more female workers.
Again I can't without interpretations from evidence see why one gender should be "applauded" more than another in this situation?
If anyone who works in the film industry can step into interpretation it would be much more useful, than raw data?