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Percentage of Female Directors in Hollywood Has Been Stagnant for 20 Years

I'm tired.

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 directors

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All Six Major Studios Are Releasing at Least One Film Directed by a Woman This Year

Steps in the right direction.

Inclusion is a long road, but we're making positive steps in the right direction.

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Things We Saw Today: Tessa Thompson, J.J. Abrams and More Sign on for the 4% Challenge

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.

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Things We Saw Today: Blumhouse Finally Hires a Female Director

May your weekend be less hellish than this week of terrible takes!

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Things We Saw Today: Jason Blum Promises to Hire Underrepresented Filmmakers For His Amazon Project

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 […]

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Jason Blum’s Excuse For Not Hiring Female Directors is Pretty Terrible

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."

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Seriously, Will Lucasfilm Ever Hire a Female Director?

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?

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Ten Years After Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke Talks Female Directors

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.

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Venice Film Festival Head Pushes Against Gender Equality as Guillermo del Toro Takes a Stand

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.

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The Top Eight Women Who Should Direct the Next James Bond Film

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.

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NYFF’s Lineup Is Less Than 20% Female Directed, And We’re Not Happy About It

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.

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Hollywood Should Let Women Fail Upwards Too

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.

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Kristen Stewart Makes Feature Film Directing Debut With Biopic of Bisexual Olympic Hopeful

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.

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Victoria Mahoney Is the First Black Female Star Wars Director as 2nd Unit Director on Episode IX

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.

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“You’re Doing a Tough Job”: Filmmaker Lynne Ramsay on Being “Difficult”

The You Were Never Really Here director talks about her departure from the film Jane Got a Gun, and being labelled "difficult".

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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.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Is Directing Her First Episode of black-ish

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.

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Does Sundance’s Most Female-Driven Year Being Called “Quiet” Prove the Film Industry’s Irrelevance?

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.

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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?

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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.

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