Two-Year Study Reveals Women Account For Only 6.4% of Film Directors – Dropping to Just 3% for Major Box Office Titles. Warner Bros and Disney hired no female directors at all, despite collectively releasing 53 films in total. The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today released its inaugural Feature Film Diversity Report analyzing the gender … More DGA Publishes Inaugural Feature Film Diversity Report
Sundance has compiled a very useful list of the myriad grants, workshops, blogs, archives, film festivals, resource lists and mentoring programs out there for female filmmakers. They’ve created the database as a central information storehouse of the opportunities and programs available to U.S.-based women filmmakers. These links and programs are also searchable by resource type, … More Sundance Launches New Resource Map for Female Filmmakers
By Alexis Ostrander Korycinski, IndieWire: Korycinski, an award-winning filmmaker, is currently in pre-production on “The Haircut,” a short film about the first class of female cadets, as part of the 40th annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women. “The Haircut” team recently received the $5,000 Creative District Grant. Creative District, which Indiewire called “LinkedIn, but tailored … More Here's Why Female-Driven Films Are Important Right Now
From Jezebel.com: A group of high profile Hollywood women are joining a new initiative that seeks to help the next generation of female directors. “Females First” is a project that looks to established industry names to select work from women they think deserve to be highlighted. Jane Campion and Helen Mirren are among those participating … More Women in Hollywood Seeking to Help Out New Female Filmmakers
by Tambay A. Obenson, Shadow and Act Does your film pass the Bechdel Test? Imagine if the test caught on here in the USA. Theaters in Sweden have adopted the test as a new way to highlight gender bias in cinema. In short, if your movie passes the Bechdel test, it gets a passing grade. … More Taking Aim At Gender Bias In Movies w/ The Bechdel Test. How Would It Work w/ Race?
By Amanda Dobbins, Vulture.com: With the exception of The Heat — which earned a solid $40 million on its opening weekend, handily defeating the competition — it has not been a good summer for women in the movies. Put more plainly: With the exception of The Heat, women have barely been in the movies this … More Do They Ever Make Movies About Women? A Mathematical Analysis From 1989–2013
Reblogged from V Renee, NoFilmSchool.com Filmmaking has gone through many great evolutionary events in its over 130 years of existence. It has seen technological advances: from Edison’s Kinetograph, (arguably) the first motion picture camera to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, from exhibiting films on a Kinetoscope, to exhibiting them on smartphones. However, one change that has … More Why Are Female Directors Having (Relative) Success in Independent Film, but Not in Hollywood?
Big Hollywood blockbusters treat women as an afterthought. Independent film is a totally different story. By Monika Bartyzel, TheWeek.com “Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.” Jeanne Moreau — of Jules and Jim fame — said that during a … More Girls on Film: Independent film's shining, female-centric example