The 5th Women in View On Screen Report finds that women – especially women of colour and Indigenous women – remain significantly under-employed on Canada’s publicly funded film and television productions. But the study – which examined more than 5000 contracts issued between 2014 and 2017 – also finds that women’s creative leadership is the key that unlocks gender balance and greater diversity. On TV series showrun by women, men and women work in equal numbers. On TV series showrun by women of colour and Indigenous women not only is there gender balance, but there is far greater diversity among the writers, directors and cinematographers employed. Films produced by women, women of colour and Indigenous women showed a similar effect.