Film Fatales
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  • New york times logo

    Hollywood’s prehistoric attitude toward female directors, the filmmaker Leah Meyerhoff said, was epitomized by the recent 'Jurassic World'. That guy had directed one half-million-dollar feature,” she said, referring to Colin Trevorrow and “Safety Not Guaranteed” (2012). “And Steven Spielberg said he took a chance on him because he reminded him of himself when he was young.” If that’s the DNA of decision-making, she said, can the film industry evolve? Ms. Meyerhoff stopped waiting to find out two years ago. That’s when she founded Film Fatales,

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  • Vanity fair logo

    Today there are the women’s writing and directing labs at Sundance and the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, both of which feature Miramar-alum mentors. Film Fatales is a grassroots organization for women who have directed at least one feature—with 500 members throughout the world. Female cinematographers and composers, two of the fields where women are most drastically under-represented, have their own associations.

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    If the odds are so dead against women in the film industry, why do so many women keep making films? What is a women’s internal power and where does it come from?

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