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Women Directors

Director Brooke Goldfinch Heads Film Fatales Sydney, is Getting on With the Job

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 11.29.2015 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Director Brooke Goldfinch heads up international female filmmaker collective Film Fatales' Sydney branch. She's studied at NYU, made a film with Jame...

The 20 Greatest Films Directed By Women

Fandor | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment

These films are fascinating and should be required viewing for anyone interested in the history of the seventh art and how much work there still is to be done.

Women Continue Being Underrepresented In Theater

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts

Newly published research by the League of Professional Theater Women reflects the gender parity in Off Broadway shows. In research collected for an i...

Arclight Cinemas Shine a Light on Women in Entertainment

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Created and hosted by ArcLight's Executive Vice President Gretchen McCourt, the Women In Entertainment Summit will feature keynotes by Academy Award winner Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman.

Power of Women in and Behind Films

Joan Wages | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Joan Wages

While women make up half of the movie-going population, often the stories on the screens do not reflect society's reality -- unless a woman is directing, producing or writing.

Mélanie Laurent Is The Kind Of Female Filmmaker We Need More Of

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment

Mélanie Laurent has been acting in France since she was 14 years old, but most people recognize her best as Shosanna, the Jewish woman who run...

Experienced Female Filmmakers Making Waves

New York Women in Film & Television | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
New York Women in Film & Television

Despite the odds, there is a strong contingent of older women directors on the far side of 40 who I work with as a producer, and they are raising money and booking crews to make compelling shorts, docs and narratives.

This Short Film Perfectly Illustrates First-Bra Trauma

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women

"Oh, honey. Do you want to start wearing a bra?" It's the question that can elicit either joy or pure terror for every pre-teen girl, and a new s...

Marvel Reportedly Wants Ava DuVernay To Direct Superhero Movie

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment

Director Ava DuVernay may be headed to Marvel. The studio is considering DuVernay, nominated for a Best Director Golden Globe for "Selma," for an u...

Hollywood's Gender Gap: What's Next?

Gina Hall | Posted 06.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

Something dramatic happens after a woman directs her first indie feature -- nothing. After successfully directing that first film, the offers to direct a studio feature come flowing in like molasses.

Introducing Director Barbie: Ready for Her Close-Up?

Ursula Burton | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Ursula Burton

We want children to grow up in a world where possibilities are many, where there are more options for them, and certainly playing with Director Barbie is going to give children an expectation that this job is open to both sexes. But children are sponges who absorb cultural cues.

Short Films By Women Directors and Why We Love Making Them

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Paige Morrow Kimball

While it's well known that women struggle to be equally represented in Hollywood (only 6 percent of the top Hollywood feature films were directed by women in 2013) in the world of short film, women filmmakers are creatively thriving.

Happiness From Within: 'Love Is Strange' Actress Tank Burt on Intimate Filmmaking and Following Your Bliss

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Tank Burt is no stranger to the intimacy of the unsaid. As a director she's been honing her craft with shorts like Skateboard, Skateboard, a coming-of-age story told virtually without dialogue, and now she's made her feature debut as an actress.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Thrillers Boost the Film Industry: A Conversation With Festival Director Bruno Barde in Beaune

Karin Badt | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I trust Barde's recommendations. He is not only the director of the Beaune International Thriller Festival, but five other festivals, including Deauville and Marrakesh. As such, he personally watches over l000 films a year, to choose the selection for each festival.

3 Ways You Can Hire Women And Change Your Company Forever

Penny Herscher | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

Our world is changing very fast, and the role of women is changing fast with it -- and, mostly, for the positive. We have more women in power, more women in the workforce, more women in control of their lives but there still aren't representative numbers of women at the top of companies.

Why Are There So Few Women Behind the Camera?

Melissa Goodman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Melissa Goodman

According to the Directors Guild of America (DGA), women directed only 14 percent of TV episodes last year. Of the 200 shows the DGA analyzed, 38 didn't hire a single woman.

'As A Woman You're Still Expected To Constantly Prove Yourself'

Posted 10.21.2013 | Women

When "Juno" and "Paradise" writer Diablo Cody tried her hand at directing, she was surprised by how much being a woman made a difference in how her wo...

How Women Are (Finally) Making Emmy History This Year

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women

Despite the prominent gender gap that exists in many parts of the entertainment industry, women have finally reached parity in one place -- Emmy nomin...

In A World of Women, What's Happened to the Female Voice?

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

As a woman with a naturally high pitch (dear God, please don't tell me I sound like a sexy baby), I'm conscious of the fact that people do generally tend to pay less attention to female speakers.

What Lake Bell Thinks 'Our Responsibility As Women' Is

Posted 08.06.2013 | Women

Lake Bell may be a woman, but she's tired of people assuming that her gender is the most important thing about her. Bell, star of TV series "Child...

Missing in the Lean In Debate? The MBA Gender Gap

Elissa Ellis Sangster | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Elissa Ellis Sangster

While Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her critics argue over who's to blame for the glass ceiling -- women or society -- one potential equalizer getting short shrift in the conversation is education, in particular an MBA.

10 Top Female Directors

GalTime | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.

LOOK: This Is How Few Women Directors There Are In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.20.2013 | Women

When Kathryn Bigelow failed to get a Best Director nomination for Zero Dark Thirty at this year's Academy Awards, some commentators asked if it was be...

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Morgan Stanley Wouldn't Invest In Itself Under New Strategy | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

Investment giant Morgan Stanley is offering clients a new portfolio option that will only invest in companies with at least three female directors, in...