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Here are 100 female directors you should know about

By WITW Staff on November 3, 2015

It’s a sad, but well-established fact that female directors are hugely underrepresented in Hollywood. Major studios like 20th Century Fox, Sony, and Paramount have not put out a single female-directed film over the course of the past year, and some producers have claimed that this imbalance stems from the fact that there aren’t many women in the field to choose from. To prove them wrong, Vulture published a list of 100 women directors, whose specialities range from dramas, to comedies, to action movies. Some of them are well known, like Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation). Others have yet to become household names—like Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) — although their films have garnered critical acclaim. “Contrary to what Hollywood would have you believe, it wasn’t hard to assemble such an enormous list of smart, eminently hireable female directors,” wrote Kyle Buchanan, who curated the list. “The only difficult part was culling it down to just 100.”

Read more at Vulture.