Female filmmakers and stage workers employed in the U.K. mulled over a list of dismal statistics Wednesday at a conference in London. According to Britain's Guardian newspaper they included only 17 percent of playwrights are women;only 38 percent of stage roles include women; 35 percent of roles on television are for women; of the top 250 films produced last year only 9 percent were directed by women. Moreover, according to the study, the situation for women over 40 is especially bleak.