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Quotes About Female Directors

Ive always been slightly hesitant about generalizing movies made by men and women being different in their nature; I think movies by each director are different. Having said that, I think that its kind of disgraceful that there arent more female directors.
— Susanne Bier —

We're long past having to defend or explain why women should be on boards, given all the data that shows how companies with female as well as male directors perform better. It's unfortunate when companies with a large percentage of women constituents don't reflect that in their boardrooms.

— Anne M. Mulcahy

There are many amazing female directors that made work in more skewed times, so we should be thankful for the boundaries they pushed through.

— Jillian Mayer

When I was in college, my graduation thesis was called 'Female Directors.' I interviewed all of the important female directors from Mexico. There were four. That was it.

— Patricia Riggen

I wrote 'Thelma & Louise' in 1988, and we shot it in 1990. Everyone kept saying, 'This is so groundbreaking ... this is going to change the landscape,' but I don't see that result at all. When we saw some female studio executives, we were hopeful that more women would be hired as directors, but that didn't really seem to happen.

— Callie Khouri

It felt amazing to be one of a handful working female directors in Hollywood.

— Tamra Davis

There are still so few female directors. There are far fewer writers than we'd like to see.

— Nina Jacobson

I've worked with so few female directors.

— Andrea Riseborough

I get asked why there aren't more female directors all the time. I'm kind of reluctant to talk about it. That's not because I think the question is irrelevant or stupid. It's just that there are so many mitigating factors.

— Lisa Cholodenko

But it's cool working with female directors because I'm a girl, so you do relate to them more. You can talk to them about other stuff like clothes and all that.

— Elle Fanning

Sexism is real and it persists in film and television. I've seen female directors openly undermined by male cinematographers in front of the entire crew

— Liz W. Garcia

Any advice I could give to female directors would be the same as for males: There will be endless difficulties, some seemingly defeating, on your way. That's a given. Just wipe out the very notion of stress. Concentrate on your actors. Obsess about your story and the world it is anchored in. Deal with the hundreds of down-to-earth issues [around] the existence of your film. At some point, everything will be ripe. And you wouldn't be able to stop your film from coming to life even if you wanted to.

— Deniz Gamze Erguven

There are a lot of male directors who are directing female-driven pieces. I think that its good to get the girl's point of view and they should write stuff that they know.

— Jerusha Hess

My advice to other female directors would be to pay no heed to naysayers. Women can be united in the fact that there has always been someone in our lives who has told us "it can't be done" or "there is only so much you can do." We are constantly encouraged to think that being born a woman means we were born with limited choices and compromised dreams.

— Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I've definitely gotten to work with female directors, and I feel lucky because of that. I just feel like more voices should be represented.

— Zoe Kazan

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