When it comes to the gender gap in filmmaking, the numbers speak for themselves.
According to the New York Film Academy, only 9 percent of all film directors are women, while a recent study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University indicated that between 2012 and 2014, the number actually fell to 7 percent.
Only four women — Lina Wertmuller (“Seven Beauties,” 1976); Jane Campion (“The Piano,” 1993); Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” 2003); and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, 2009) — have ever been nominated for best director. Bigelow is the lone woman to have won a directing Oscar. Continue reading “Nashville Film Fest helps female filmmakers find audience”