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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Another Open Letter from a Female TV Director

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on July 17, 2014 in The search |

This time from my friend Rachel Feldman. The fight to be recognized and employed continues. This article has a little bit more information about what is really going on inside the television and movie business and why female TV directors are so rarely employed. An excellent open letter to showrunners who are at the neck […]

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A Female Director Speaks Out

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on March 10, 2014 in The search |

Maria Giese had enough. She’s been working hard  trying to change the situation of women directors. After directing two features (“When Sunday Comes” – a British production, and “Hunger”) she tried to “break in” into television directing and found the same white, wide, tall wall I encountered, with no door in it. She joined the […]

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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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Female Television Director: Be Pretty and Shut Up

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on January 14, 2014 in promises, The search |

For years women television directors have been told to wait, the change in employment will come. In 2014 we are told, again, to wait for change which will be slow in coming

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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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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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Emmy Awards 2013 – What the Hell Happened?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on September 23, 2013 in The search |

A huge congratulations to Gail Mancuso for taking home the Emmy for directing comedy. Even the announcer couldn’t resist noting that is has been 20 years since a woman won in this category. And that woman was Betty Thomas,  for directing “Dream On”.   But what the hell happened to the 65th Emmy awards show? Well, CBS certainly […]

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