Newswire: Female directors get far fewer opportunities, study shows

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There are probably a lot of reasons people can point to as to why there aren’t as many female directors working in Hollywood as there are men (rampant and ignored sexism seems like a big one), but a new study has determined that it’s not just that there are fewer female directors, but also that female directors get fewer opportunities to make movies. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says the study was conducted as part of USC Annenberg’s “Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative” by looking at 1,000 of the top-grossing films from the past 10 years.

The researchers discovered that 80 percent of the female directors on the list only made one movie from 2007 to 2016, while only 54.8 of the men directed just one film. Also, while the average age of male and female directors were pretty similar, all of ...