He looked at me and said I should be producing films he said, not working as someone's assistant. I was shocked. It had never crossed my mind that I was good enough to take the helm of something. I had been programmed from childhood to take a back seat to all men.
Until studios figure out how to make a good rom-com, I'll be sticking to the ones I grew up watching. Pass the popcorn and the Nora Ephron, please.
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.
Given the advocacy and activism we've seen since then, the host of books, documentaries, articles, and speeches designed to push girls and women forward, things should be getting better for females across the board. Right?
Last week, Vulture confirmed what we already knew: as male actors age, their on-screen female love interests do not. While stars like Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, Liam Neeson and George Clooney climb through their 40s, 50s and 60s, their female co-stars generally stay under 35.
In a liberal industry like entertainment, women are still far behind their male counterparts.
This year the Sundance Film Festival was all about the ladies. OK, maybe halfway about the ladies, which is still a very good sign.
As a woman in an industry that is dominated by men, I was delighted to see that for the first time ever, women made half of the 16 U.S. competition dramas at Sundance. Women produced, directed, wrote and starred in some of the most powerful films at the festival.
Afternoon Delight's realistic portrayal of women's lives and its cast of women characters make it a refreshing change from most female-centric movies. First-time feature director Jill Soloway has created a film that is both hilarious and sad, and real but still fun.
Is calling out "Women in..." really helping us move closer to true gender equality, an equality that continues to lag beyond all reason, ability and time? Or, in doing this, are we just ghettoizing and separating women, and thus slowing progress?
People who think that Zero Dark Thirty shows that the torture of Ammar leads in some direct way to the capture of Bin Laden are simply wrong. That just is not part of the story Bigelow is telling.
Zero Dark Thirty was nominated for Best Picture. Mark Boal, the screenwriter, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Jessica Chastain was nominated for Best Actress, so it seems the only individual successfully swiftboated this year was director Kathryn Bigelow.
Of the 39 productions that opened on Broadway in 2008, just three were directed by women. This season that number doubles to six. Off-Broadway, anothe...
By arbitrarily inserting token love interests into movies that neither require them nor benefit from them, you not only insult the actresses involved, but harm your own movie in the process.
Princess Buttercup may not be the most shining example of a modern empowered woman, but as far as princesses go she definitely wins. Here are eight reasons that Robin Wright's princess could still wipe the floor with any other royal heroine.
"What would Nora do now?" I asked myself? Back down and go with the flow?