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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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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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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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Love of Infographics

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on October 1, 2013 in The search |

  Thanks to Fandor.com Tweet This Post

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Women Directors Numbers Increase by 4% in 14 Years. Congratulations! You’ve Finally Reached 12%

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

Women directors increased their numbers by 4% in the past 14 years. Congratulations! you’ve finally reached 12%

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