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Have You Seen a Good Movie Lately?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on May 25, 2017 in The search |

      Not too often you come across a movie that has everything a movie should have. A movie that draws you into its world, makes you accept everything you see and makes you laugh, cry and think. “Their Finest” is such a movie. London, 1940. The blitz has become part of life. The […]

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Thank you, Director Paul Verhoeven

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on March 31, 2017 in The search |

        For the first time in a long, long time I walked out of the movie theater thinking: “Thank God this movie was not directed by a woman.” Those who know me, or read what I’ve been writing, know I am all for women directors. Trying to rekindle my own career after […]

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Where are the Female Directors At?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on September 30, 2016 in The search |

Here are the Emmy nominations as published on the DGA site: Full list of DGA Members nominated for 68th Annual Emmy Awards for Directing: OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES Jack Bender • Game of Thrones • The Door • HBO Michael Engler • Downton Abbey • Episode 9 • PBS Lesli Linka Glatter • […]

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Female TV Directors New Statistics

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on August 19, 2016 in The search |

August 17, 2016 Hiring of Minority First-Time TV Directors Remains Flat; Hiring of Women Gaining Slightly TV Director Development Cultivates Diversity Los Angeles – Building on its efforts to analyze and bring awareness to the critical role that a “first break” plays in increasing diversity, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued the results […]

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Female Directors, How Do We Continue from here?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on August 2, 2016 in The search |

  It all begins with respect.   Treat female directors with the respect that comes from their sheer numbers – 51% of the population. We are not diversity, we are not minority. We are half of the people who have been treated with condensation and called “little woman”, women who were told to takes care […]

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Listen Up Female Directors

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on June 21, 2016 in The search |

Warner Bros. program for directors is open for submission. It’s a short window 6/20/16 – 6/30/16. You should have a short script you want to work on because for the first time this program is different! Not only lectures but the 5 lucky ones will get to work on their script, budget it, cast it, […]

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2016 DGA Statistic

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on June 20, 2016 in The search |

Although statistics are published by the DGA in September, the guild found it necessary to issue a press release in May that tells us the numbers. In the 2015-2-16 season, women directed 17.1% of episodes – up from 15.8% the previous year. There was a marked difference in hiring patterns between the major networks which […]

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Do Female Director’s fair better in features? Nah

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on April 14, 2016 in The search |

In this article, you can find why there are so few women directing features. http://www.vulture.com/2015/07/how-hollywood-discriminates-female-filmmakers.html Tweet This Post

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Female Directors – Are we There Yet?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on April 14, 2016 in The search |

    Well, it looks like the ACLU letter about female director’s employment was exactly what was needed. We wanted to rattle the industry. We did. We wanted to open it wide and drain the abscess. We opened it wide, but the drainage is yet to come. My dear friend, Maria Geise, showed us the way and did […]

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Posted by Rena Sternfeld on April 6, 2016 in The search |

A dear friend wrote this post about her experience in trying to mount a feature production. Read it and weep. I’m a Lilly – And You’re Probably One Too: All Women Face Gender Discrimination   Tweet This Post

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