Following up on yesterday's blog about Lake Bell's amazing rise from indie screenwriter/director/actor to leading lady, here is an article about the statistics of the number of Women Directors in Hollywood. Yes, it's a "Wonder" that Patty Jenkins was "allowed" to direct the summer block buster "Wonder Woman," in a system that still touts myths such as these:
- Only directors with a hit independent film (or feature directing experience at all) can be considered for a studio film.
- Male directors are simply safer financial bets for studio-sized films.
- There’s not enough of a “pipeline” of “qualified” female directors.
Excellent article, read on!