In the 2019 lineup at CinemaCon, we were gifted with films with a whole different kind of character, making it one of the most diverse seasons we have seen to date. So ... where are all the female directorsRead More
Steps in the right direction.
Inclusion is a long road, but we're making positive steps in the right direction.Read More
Plus Wonder Woman, The Joker and more!
Change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where a bold new pledge is quickly picking up steam.Read More
May your weekend be less hellish than this week of terrible takes!Read More
It's a step in the right direction.
Jason Blum is one of the biggest names in horror. A day before the release of their Halloween reboot, he drew negative attention for claiming that women directors weren’t interested in making scary movies. The Internet naturally took him to task for that, and he did apologize for his remarks, saying: Thank you everyone for […]Read More
Laurie Strode wouldn't buy this.
“We’re always trying to that. We’re not trying to do it because of recent events. We’ve always been trying."Read More
We find their lack of faith disturbing.
Someone might say, "Well, they're making safe choices and picking who is right for the job!" To that, I'll respond with the firings, reshoots, and somewhat troubled productions that many directors have brought to the studio. So who is right for the job?Read More
Female directors remain as rare as vampires.
While Hardwicke directed the first film, and even saved the script from total disaster, she was not invited back to work on the subsequent installments, despite the film being the highest grossing live action film directed by a woman prior to Patty Jenkins's Wonder Woman.Read More
As always, my hat goes off to GDT.
As the Oscar season officially begins with the Venice Film Festival, the discussion about gender equality at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world has once again taken center stage. As many major festivals have taken pledges to reach gender parity, the Venice Film Festival has not. This year, only one woman is competing for the top prize, the Golden Lion, out of 21 films.Read More
The franchise is long overdue for its first female director.
What could be more in the zeitgeist than a female director taking on the world's manliest, most womanizing spy? There's certainly no shortage of talented directors who are more than up to the challenge. Here are our top picks for Bond 25.Read More
Cue some more feminist rage.
The filmmaking world needs to see real, lasting change, and the only way to do so is to encourage marginalized directors and allow their work to be seen by the world.Read More
Seriously, how does Colin Trevorrow still have a career?
Let more stories be told, regardless of the box office performance or whether or not they're Oscar bait. Give directors more chances, and better work will surely come.Read More
Actress and Cannes Film Festival juror Kristen Stewart has been evolving as a director recently, having directed several music videos as well as a short film as part of Refinery 29's Shatterbox Anthology. Now, she's finally taking the plunge to write and direct her feature film debut, having found inspiration in the world of sports.Read More
Star Wars: Episode IX has only just started pre-production, and there's already great news coming out of that shoot. Yesterday, Ava DuVernay announced via her Instagram that the film's director and Executive Producer, J.J. Abrams, has hired Victoria Mahoney as his 2nd unit director on the film, making her the first black woman to direct a story from a galaxy far, far away.Read More
The You Were Never Really Here director talks about her departure from the film Jane Got a Gun, and being labelled "difficult".Read More
Ava DuVernay Subverts Hollywood Sexism By “Doing It Herself” in Clip From Half the Picture Documentary
In her documentary, Half the Picture, director Amy Adrion tells the stories of other female filmmakers, like herself, who've had to navigate sexism at every turn in order to make any of their projects happen. Check out this clip with Ava DuVernay after the jump.Read More
The episode will be titled "Fifty-Three Percent."
Already serving as one of the show's stars and executive producers, Tracee Ellis Ross announced that she'll be directing an episode of black-ish later this season.Read More
This year's Sundance Film Festival was its most female-driven yet, with all four of its directing prizes going to women and, to quote Buzzfeed, "countless panels about sexism and unconscious bias and pay parity." Yet, despite all that, this year's festival is being called "quiet" within the industry. As in, there's nothing really exciting coming out of the festival. It's difficult not to see those two things as related.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Solo: A Star Wars Story Could Have a Different Name in China Because The Last Jedi Bombed
Has the Star Wars brand become toxic in China?Read More
These Rumors About Handmaid’s Tale Director Reed Morano Joining the Star Wars Family Are Too Much for Us to Handle
Reed's work is beautiful and intense. It tells not just a narrative story, but an emotional one. We would love to see what she would do with Star Wars. And yes, the fact that is a woman makes this prospect all the more exciting.Read More