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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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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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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Bullying is Alive and Well in Hollywood – Part II

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on August 22, 2013 in It makes me MAD, On the set |

“And that bully goes on, uncalled upon, to his next project to bully  someone else.“ Less than a month since that first post, I heard the guy and his second-in-commend are working again. Yes, what happened there, on that shoot, stayed there. It wasn’t kicked up the chain of commend. I was amazed, shook my […]



O Woman Where Art Thou?

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on June 5, 2013 in The search |

      A few days ago a friend told me we can get all the statistics about women directors in television  from the internet. It has been really difficult to get those numbers from the Director’s Guild of America, so we really didn’t know how many women are employed and what are the condition […]

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Posted by Rena Sternfeld on October 5, 2012 in The search |

The number of female television directors are lower than the DGA statistics which includesminority male as well.

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Shows that Hired Less than 15% Female Directors

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on October 2, 2012 in The search |

Some television shows did hire women directors. About 1 in 20 male directors that is.

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Shows on American Television that did not Employ Women Directors At All

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on October 1, 2012 in It makes me MAD, The search |

Some shows on prime time American television did not employ even one female director.

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On the set of “Body of Proof”

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on September 19, 2011 in On the set |

The show I was shadowing on, is “Body of Proof”. Wonderful cast and crew who made me feel welcome. Great director, director of photography, writers, producers and script supervisor. Thank you all: Matt, Diane, Jim, Heidi, Eric, Patrick, Kelly and the rest of the gang. The new season starts tomorrow 9/20/2011 on ABC. The episode […]

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