01/17/2014 08:49 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

An Oscar-Nominated Director Gets Real About How Women Are Treated In Hollywood

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There are only two kinds of people who are successful at this social media thing. Those who are funny and those who get real. I am not that funny, and I have yet to get real publicly.

Today is a good day to change that. Since funny is not an option, I am going to take a deep breath, muster up all the courage I can, and talk about an issue I have long observed despairingly from the sidelines.

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