ERA 50:50

Campaigning for 5050 gender balance

on British Stage and Screen


Breaking: Landmark Ruling in Pregnancy Discrimination Tribunal for British Actress

ERA 50:50

Our mission is a simple one. ERA 50:50 wants to see women represented on screen, in television and theatre in equal numbers to men. Currently women are systemically under represented. This does not accurately represent our society. It distorts our view of the real world. Equal Representation for Actresses, for Audiences, for All. Equal means 50:50.


We can’t do this without you. To create lasting change, we need your support. We are working with industry, with government and other bodies to work together to achieve 5050 gender balance by 2020 across publicly funded bodies


ERA 50:50 is an industry led campaign with hundreds of supporters that include Emma Thompson, James Nesbitt, Ophelia Lovibond and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to mention just a few. Check out our ERA Warrior pages, buy your badge and become part of our movement.


In February 2018, we brought together 200 people across television, film and stage to present our findings on gender balance in the United Kingdom at BAFTA. We interviewed a number of these to find out what they thought.


At the Scottish BAFTAs in 2017, Founding Committee Member Deirdre Mullins highlighted the work of ERA 5050 while accepting the award for Best Actress for her role in Dark Mile


In 2017, ERA 5050 shot to the attention of the international media when actor James Nesbitt wore our badge to present Best Supporting Actress at the BAFTAs

Our Supporters

Industry Partners

We work in close strategic partnership with the BFI all year round as well as on specific projects


This is great set of resources for parents and carers on set - and for anyone who wants to make sure they’re better looked after 👇
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@RaisingFilms: Raising Films shares all our resources & data for free via our website. If you would like to know how to make your workplace or production more inclusive to parents and carers, please have a look at our resources here: 3/
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@thetimes: Susan Arnold will take the chair at Disney at the turn of the year, becoming the first woman to head the entertainment group since it was founded almost a century ago
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