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Why a Group of Producers is Only Backing Female Directors

Emily Howard

Why is it that men have a strong foothold in the world of directing Hollywood's greatest hits? Over the last four years, only 7% of directors on the 250 top-grossing films have been female. You'll have to scroll to nearly the bottom to find the first female on that list—Jennifer Yuh at #208 for Kung Fu Panda 2.

A group of producers is looking to reverse public and studio opinion on women in film, through a new company called, which exclusively finances features directed by women.

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