In 2009, women accounted for 17 percent of the writers employed in the film portion of the WGA. In 2012, that number fell to 15 percent, with women losing $.05 per dollar to their male counterparts in the same period of time. So for every dollar a male screenwriter was paid in 2009, a female screenwriter was being paid $.82 out of that same dollar. – Female Screenwriters Fare Better In Television Than Film.