Posts tagged "female directors"

USC Study On Film And Gender Tells Us What We Already Know

Well, surprise, surprise. It looks like women in Hollywood are still screwed, at least according to a recent University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism study. Researchers surveyed all films released in 2009, and found that filmmakers still favor men over women -- only around a third of all speaking characters were female.

By: Julie Gerstein / November 23, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Four Women Directors Compete For Cannes’ Top Prize

A record number of female filmmakers — four! — are competing for the top filmmaking prize at the Cannes Film Festival. [Washington Post] What do we think of this "gender neutral" beer commercial for Copenhagen, a Danish beer? [Tres Sugar] This five-year-old child prodigy speaks seven languages and plays six instruments. Reading about Mabou Loiseau…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2011

Catherine Hardwicke Was Told She Couldn’t Direct “The Fighter” Because She’s A Woman

"I couldn't get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million. I was told it had to be directed by a man — am I crazy? []The Fighter'] is about action, it's about boxing, so a man has to direct it. ... But they let a man direct 'Sex and the City' or…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2011

Angelina Jolie To Direct, Plus Other Actresses Who’ve Gone Behind The Camera

Directing movies has gone exceptionally well for many leading men in Hollywood. Clint Eastwood has been nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times, and Warren Beatty, Robert Redford, and Kevin Costner have all gotten Oscar nods for stepping behind the camera. Oh, and George Clooney didn't do too shabby with his directorial debut, "Good…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 26, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Booooo! No Female Directors At Cannes Competition

Hold your horses, people still reveling over Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar night win: not one of the 16 films in the upcoming competition at the Cannes Film Festival was directed by a woman. [Women & Hollywood] The White House forced CBS News to a remove a blog post from their website alleging the potential Supreme Court…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2010

Female Movie Directors Kick Ass In The Boys’ Club

When I found out that the director of “The Hurt Locker”—a testosterone-rific movie about a team of soldiers disarming roadside bombs in Iraq—was directed by a woman, I wanted to kick myself. Not out of surprise, but because I was surprised. Why did I automatically think that only a man could direct an intense war…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 20, 2009