Today's Best Directors Are Men, According to Martin Scorsese

On its face, Martin Scorsese's open letter to his 14-year-old daughter Francesca is a sweet, if random one. He wants his daughter to derive joy from cinema just like he did, and maybe, even make a career of it. Too bad that when he lists the directors that are shaping cinema today, he neglects to mention a single… » 1/07/14 4:30pm 1/07/14 4:30pm

Lake Bell Is Optimistic About Gender Equality in Hollywood

Lake Bell, one of the triumvirs starring in the new cabin-in-the-woods thriller Black Rock, had an interesting take on the difficulties female filmmakers face when trying to break into the Hollywood mainstream. Though the gender disparity in the ranks of Hollywood scribes and directors is pretty glaring, Bell is… » 5/19/13 4:00pm 5/19/13 4:00pm

There's Only 1 Female Film Director For Every 15.24 Male Ones, and Things Aren't Getting Any Better

Sundance Film Festival is underway, meaning lots of fresh, ground breaking indie narrative and documentary films — ones that might not normally get tons of buzz otherwise — are thrust into the spotlight. Along with the movie madness, a new study examining the gender disparity female directors face in the film industry… » 1/22/13 10:30am 1/22/13 10:30am