Long hours, financial uncertainty and unpredictable work are making life tough for people with children working in the film and television industry, a survey has found.
The Raising Films Australia screen industry survey took responses from more than 600 people with 74 per cent reporting that the challenges of being a parent or carer were having a negative impact on their careers.
Some resorted to hiding the fact that they had children while others were being forced to leave the industry altogether.
Others reported taking on more than a fulltime workload in order to survive.
Women in Film and TV president Mega Riakos said the survey should act as a call out to the screen industry to recognise the impact parenting was having on the careers and livelihood of those in the sector, especially women.
"The facts and figures give us the evidence we need to drive change to not only support working parents but to enact a more inclusive industry that benefits us all," Ms Riakos said on Friday.
South Australian Film Corporation chief executive Courtney Gibson said helping parents and carers to access conditions that matched their capacity to work would preserve the "vital cultural output of Australia's screen industry".
"Not caring about caring is simply not an option anymore," she said.