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Frozen‘s Jennifer Lee Becomes First Female Director to Helm a Billion-Dollar Film

When Frozen topped the billion-dollar mark at the global box office last weekend, the significance wasn’t just that Disney execs are going to be snapping up the world’s stock of private islands when Christmas bonus time rolls around this year. Nope. Frozen is now the first film to make a billion dollars… that was also directed by a woman.

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Today in things that make us scream incoherently

Only Two of the 100 Top-Grossing Movies of the Year Were Directed by Women

We’ve written at length about how sexism and the film and TV industries negatively affects the number of women behind the screen, most noticeably when it comes to directing. Not that this it at all surprising, but the trend continued in 2013: Movies with female leads made bank, but of the 100 top-grossing movies of the year only two of them were directed by women.

Say that it’s because women must not want to direct as much as men do and I will spit fire at everything you love.

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Today in Awesome

Disney Nabs Wreck-It Ralph Co-Writer Jennifer Lee to Co-Direct Frozen

For a while now I’ve been keeping my eye on Frozen, Disney’s upcoming animated film loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Snow Queen. (What was that Disney said before about not doing any more fairy tale movies? Guess they changed their minds.) It already had one director, Chris Buck, who has decades of experience in character design and animation and also co-directed Disney’s Tarzan. Now Deadline is reporting that Frozen has a second director: Wreck-It Ralph co-writer Jennifer Lee.

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