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…

Julie Gerstein | November 23, 2011 - 9:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2011 - 6:40 pm

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’]…

Jessica Wakeman | February 1, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | August 26, 2010 - 3:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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…

Daniela Guernica | July 20, 2009 - 7:00 pm