Being a television director, aside from answering thousands of questions a day and making decisions left and right that will impact the quality and the look of the episode, you are constantly fighting the clock. 12 hours don’t pass as quickly in any other profession I know. If you want to continue working you have to […]
Dr. Martha Lauzen from San Diego University tracks the employment numbers for women television directors, writers, producers, and cinematographers.
Who is a minority in the US these days? And why women are still called a minority?
The number of female television directors are lower than the DGA statistics which includesminority male as well.
Some television shows did hire women directors. About 1 in 20 male directors that is.
Some shows on prime time American television did not employ even one female director.
The search for directing jobs for women continues. The Director’s Guild statistics show that nothing has changed. Man still dominate with 85% of the jobs.
The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 250 Films of 2011 by Martha M. Lauzen, Ph.D. Copyright © 2012 – All rights reserved. In 2011, women comprised 18% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents an increase of 2 […]
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 […]
There’s this promise which we grow up with and one we try to instill in our children. It seems this promised exist in many languages and many cultures; In Hebrew they say “There’s nothing that stands in the way of the will”, in English we say “When There’s a Will, There’s a […]