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Anne Hathaway Admits She Thinks She Didn't Trust the Director of "One Day" Because She Was a Woman

For years Anne Hathaway has been an outspoken proponent of gender equality. Read More »

The Upcoming Captain Marvel Film Is Largely Female

The upcoming "Captain Marvel" film just booked two female directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The two have already co-directed movies together like "Mississippi Grind" starring Ryan Reynolds, and some TV episodes so we're expecting greatness. Read More »

Diane Lane Acknowledges the Need for Female Direction in Film

Actress Diane Lane was just awarded the Sarasota Film Festival’s Award for Cinematic Excellence on Saturday for her work in "Paris Can Wait," directed by Eleanor Coppola. Read More »

Disney President of Production Says There's a Competitive Advantage to Female Empowerment

With "Beauty and The Beast" earning Disney $700 million dollars to date (and on track to break $1 billion), Sean Bailey, President of Production at Walt Disney Pictures, says to expect some collaborations in the Disney princess franchise. Read More »

America Ferrera Confirms She's a Boss, Not "Bossy"

Actress America Ferrera just directed her first television episode for her new show, "Superstore," and claims she's a boss. And she's not wrong, either. Read More »

"Power Rangers" Director Follows "Beauty and the Beast" Director's Lead and Introduces the First Openly LGBTQ Superhero

"Beauty and the Beast" director, Bill Condon, might have set an example for the rest of the world by casting Disney's first openly gay character. Read More »

Jessica Chastain Shuts Down Tweet Shaming Praise of Female Directors

Jessica Chastain showed her love for director Niki Caro of "The Zookeeper’s Wife" and all female filmmakers in a Twitter post on Saturday when a Twitter user replied, Chastain brought the Hollywood stats to the table. Here is how the series of events played out: Read More »

The Women of Cannes 2014

Since its start last Wednesday, we've seen the designer dresses and classy couples in attendance at the Cannes Film Festival.  But the event also has a few important players who have yet to be doused in the Parisian spotlight. Read More »

Trailblazing Female Film & Televion Directors Everyone Should Know (Photo Gallery)

This year, a record number of women are nominated for directing at the 2013 Emmys. Of this season's 10 Emmy nods for directing episodic television, fully half recognize women — three for comedy and two for drama. Read More »