The below charts are taken from the 2018 USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.
In 2018, 96% of all film directors were male with 4% female. This translates to 22 male directors hired to every 1 female director.
Only 5 black female directors, 3 Asian female directors and 1 Latina were hired to direct across 1200 popular movies.
For the past 12 years there has been no meaningful change.
In 91 years of Academy Awards only one woman has won the best director award - Kathryn Bigelow for "Hurtlocker."
In 71+ years of the Cannes Film Festival only one woman has won the best director prize - Jane Campion for "The Piano."
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