Kaitlyn Yang

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaitlyn Yang knows it’s rare for women to work in visual effects but wanted to find out just how much company she has.

Devising an informal survey earlier this year, she painstakingly searched 24,000 LinkedIn entries for female visual effects supervisors in North America. Her tally: 30.

“So you do the math,” she said of the tiny percentage that represents. It’s not far afield of in-depth research showing women are underrepresented in behind-the-camera positions, including writing, directing and producing, despite recent progress.