Why are women still so underrepresented in film?

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According to a new report into diversity in Hollywood film released by the University of Southern California, women are still hugely underrepresented both on and behind the screen.

Despite making up 50% of the population, out of the top 100 Hollywood films of 2015 only 32 had women in the lead or co-lead role.

So, how do these numbers compare to the film industry in Australia?

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