As with many industries, women remain an underrepresented demographic in the world of directing. “The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 250 Films of 2014” report by San Diego State University indicates that of 2014’s top 250 domestic grossing films, only 7% were directed by women. Even less were composers, sound designers, sound editors, or cinematographers. Overall, the presence of women on the backend of film production and development are minimal.
The article below challenges the notion that the pool of qualified women is somehow lacking or devoid of talent. Here are 100 women Vulture has hand picked as some of the brightest, best, and more than eligible for Hollywood and big media.
Enough with the studios like 20th Century Fox, Sony, Paramount, and the Weinstein Company, none of which put out even a single film this year that was directed by a woman.
And enough with the producers who claim that there’s still just a shallow pool of female directors to draw from, because we’ve got 100 reasons why that’s not the case.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best and brightest female directors in the industry, very few of whom are afforded the same major opportunities as their male counterparts. Some are promising up-and-comers, while others are award-winning veterans. Their talents run the gamut from comedy to drama, and from action to arthouse. Contrary to what Hollywood would have you believe, it wasn’t hard to assemble such an enormous list of smart, eminently hireable female directors. The only difficult part was culling it down to just 100.
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