The Sad State Of Women Directors In Hollywood

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This infographic depicts the depressing era of women directors in Hollywood. Created by Indiewire's Women and Hollywood blog, the image shows that less than 5 percent of major studio feature films were directed by women in the past five years, and only one woman, Anne Fletcher, has directed two features in that time.

Of course, this is something women in Hollywood have known for years. Last year, writer Diablo Cody directed her first film, "Paradise," and said in an interview, "As a woman you’re still expected to constantly prove yourself, whereas men are allowed to have flops without people blaming it on their gender. If a man has a flop, people will blame it on a variety of factors. But if a woman directs a movie and it doesn’t do well, suddenly it’s because she’s a woman. That’s aggravating to me."

The latest report on female directors, from Independent Women, found that women account for 26 percent of directors, writers and producers of feature-length independent films; women only comprise 16 percent of the same positions in 2013's top-grossing films. Take a look at Indiewire's infographic for more on the sad, sad state of female directors in Hollywood.

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Infographic created by Women and Hollywood

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