What the #4PercentChallenge to Hire Women Directors Needs to Succeed (Guest Column)

What the #4PercentChallenge to Hire Women Directors Needs to Succeed (Guest Column)

Published: February 07, 2019

“But you’re a TV director,” the Oscar winning producer said as her face scrunched into a sneer. “Feature directors are hot-messes, you’re far too organized to direct features!”“I’m not too worried about you as a director but we’ll have to get a top writer to polish your screenplay so his name will attract a top actress,’” said the 30-year veteran producer.“My client loves your script but my job is to protect her reputation and you’re not a household name,” admitted the manager about his prestige actress.These are all sentences I’ve heard with my own ears while shepherding an award-winning script that I plan to direct. I’m a director with more than two decades directing big budget episodic television and low budget movies. I rarely have the luxury to pick and choose the projects I direct, yet I’m forever grateful for learning from every job,...

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