An article by Kim Masters in the recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter, asks that question. Her answer is: “You might not like the answer”.
I knew what was coming, that same 12% again. Women director directed only 12% of all the episodes in prime-time TV in the 2010-2011 season.
I’ll let the statistics speak for itself.
Yes, fewer than 20 female directors, out of 130 assignments given to first-time directors.
I wonder how is it possible to keep the same percentage? Does one had to fall off for another one to climb aboard?
I hope not.