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Procam sponsors Reel Angels

Tuesday 03rd March 2015

Procam is proud to support the Reel Angels Agency: an agency specialising in representing female film and television technical crews.

The partnership will give members of the Reel Angels access to all the latest broadcast equipment and Procam’s unrivalled technical knowledge.

Reel Angels has over 100 freelance members who are based around the UK. They include some of the most highly skilled and sought after women working in the industry on camera, lighting and sound. Their crew have worked on a wide range of productions from television series Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey to films such as Paddington and Testament of Youth.

A startling 5% of the Camera Department on films are women, according to a report conducted by Stephen Follows over a 20 year period. The Guardian reported that gender disparity is entrenched in the film industry and their study showed that only 22% of crews involved in making 2000 of the biggest grossing films were female.

Here at Procam we have always been very keen to encourage more women to join our industry. About 50% of our office staff are women, but on the technical side it’s a different story. We want to actively encourage more women to join the industry with the view to becoming Camera Ops, DOPs and Sound Recordists. We need to address this from a grass roots level by going into schools and universities and inspiring the next generation of women to seriously consider these careers. We will do what we can to help encourage more women into the industry by supporting the work of Reel Angels and other organisations who are trying to make a difference. John Brennan, Group CEO

Please click here to visit the Reel Angels Website.

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