Women Directed Record Number of 2020 Films, Study Finds
Hollywood tapped a record number of women to call the shots on major movies in 2020, according to a new study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.Women represented 16% of directors working on the 100 highest-grossing films in 2020, a high-water mark for female representation behind the camera.
That’s up from 12% in 2019 and a lowly 4% in 2018, and a sign that the pressure on studios to promote more female filmmakers may be resulting in tangible change.Of course, this was a year like no other, one that saw the theatrical business brought to a virtual standstill for months due to coronavirus.
Zhao did helm the Oscar hopeful “Nomadland,” while other female
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