Have a Cast and Crew Screening to Go to

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on February 1, 2016 in On the set |

    I received an invite for a screening of a movie I worked on 2 years ago. I am curious about this movie, how it came out? why it was delayed, but… what the hell, I want to see how things cut together, and if you can really light a scene with 2 candles… […]

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Why is The DGA Included in the ACLU Letter About Women Directors

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on May 23, 2015 in The search |

So, the DGA is mad about being included in the ACLU letter. “The ACLU has made no effort to contact the DGA concerning the issues raised in its letters. The ACLU’s assertions reflect this lack of investigation as to the Guild, and ignore its efforts to combat discrimination against women directors and to promote the […]

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Film Directing – Notes From the Trenches

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on June 30, 2014 in On the set |

  Haven’t written for a long time, and with that crossed one of the “no-no’s” of blogging. You have to be dedicated and provide new content, all the time. But when you work 70 hour weeks as script supervisor (yes, had to do that to make ends… closer), you get sucked into a new world, […]

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Something I Did Lately

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on January 29, 2014 in The search |

Here is a parody I directed with friends.     spread the word. Tweet This Post

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The Trouble with Hollywood

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on January 24, 2014 in The search |

Another important article was published today. It got me thinking. I worked as script supervisor on over 300 episodes of television. How many women did I work with? Betty Thomas Arlene Sanford Bethany Rooney Jan Eliasberg Karen Gaviola Melanie Mayron   That is all I can remember. 6 women out of 300 episodes. Tweet This […]

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Numbers… Numbers

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on December 17, 2013 in The search |

If you need another infographic about the abysmal numbers of women directors, here it is. From IndieWire. Tweet This Post

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The Most Egregious and the Most Infuriating

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on October 16, 2013 in The search |

    So, we looked at the numbers and what they tell us about women’s employment as television directors. Now look at this list. Do you know any of those shows? Show name – Number of episodes/directed by women   NCIS – 24/1 CSI -22/1 Revolution – 20/1 Castle – 24/2 Criminal minds – 24/2 […]

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What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on October 15, 2013 in The search |

Together with the statistics The DGA released the list of the “Worst of” and the “Best of” television series in regards to the employment of women and minorities. Here the DGA list: SHOWS THAT HIRED NO WOMEN AND NO MINORITY DIRECTORS: Title (Production Company/Network) – Percentage of Episodes by Women or Minority Directors: After Lately (CP […]

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Are WE There Yet?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on October 15, 2013 in The search |

About 2 weeks ago, the Director’s Guild of America published its third statistics about hiring women and minority directors in the American television industry. The headline reads:  “DGA Report Finds Director Diversity in Episodic Television Remains Static” The statistics analyzed more than 3,300 episodes of television in network and cable TV from more than 200 […]

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O Sister, You Too?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on June 17, 2013 in The search |

Candian TV female directors fare as bad as the Americans – only 16% of the episodes are directed by women, a Women in View research found.

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