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Women Directors

Short Films By Women Directors and Why We Love Making Them

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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
GalTime

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...

Eleazar David Melendez

Morgan Stanley Wouldn't Invest In Itself Under New Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

This Is What Directors Look Like (Or at Least 9% of Them)

Maddy Lederman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Maddy Lederman

In a liberal industry like entertainment, women are still far behind their male counterparts.

Women Directors Help Companies Gain Competitive Edge

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

After years of campaigning for more gender-diverse corporate boards, ION published its Ninth Annual Status Report on Women Directors and Executive Officers of Public Companies. The good news? We're making progress, and have several thriving companies that lead by example.

Hoberman: Ten Filmmakers That Will Define Cinema's Next Decade

ARTINFO | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Here are 10 mid-career film directors, all in their 40s or younger. Some are still obscure, others are pretty famous -- but only a few are as well-known as they deserve to be.

Black Women Directors at the Helm

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

We can all imagine the determination it took to kick through the glass ceiling for these talented women of color film directors.

Really Now? List Of Top 50 Films Of The 90's Has No Women Directors

Indiewire | Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

The A.V. Club recently published a three-part series listing their top 50 films from the '90s. As expected the likes of Tarantino, Scorsese, Fincher a...

The Job I Didn't Get Because I'm A Woman

Posted 10.05.2012 | Women

By Barbara Stepanksy I have little story I’d like to tell about the Hollywood Glass Ceiling. I frequently talk with my director girlfriends ab...

Long Way Left To Go: Women Directors Face Uphill Battle in Hollywood

Turnstyle | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Turnstyle

By: Amanda Mae Meyncke Part one of a three part series about the uphill battle women directors face in Hollywood. Check out parts two and three at Tu...

Nora Was Us

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Lisa Belkin

We felt Nora Ephron knew us, not because she was one of us, but because she was so much more, a distillation of what women felt but didn't yet know, or would have said if they'd been clever enough. The quips the rest of us wished we'd made, but didn't think of until the moment had passed? Ephron gave us voice.

Yes We Cannes?

Joanna Rothkopf | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Joanna Rothkopf

In just a few weeks, 22 worthy directors of many shapes and sizes will descend upon the beach town to bask in le soleil and the glory of their artistic achievements at the Cannes film festival. Not one film by a woman was nominated.

Joe Satran

No Movies With Female Directors To Compete At Cannes 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 05.17.2012 | Entertainment

With the international media assembled in Paris Thursday to find out which movies made the cut for this year's prestigious Festival du Cannes, festiva...

Hollywood's Female Trouble: Part 2, The Directors

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Even with Bigelow's Oscar win in 2009, why are the statistics for female directors (in both film and television) less than golden?