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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]