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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 5)

The final article in the series offers some closely guarded data about audience gender breakdowns, and insights from filmmakers Mira Nair (shown left), Ava DuVernay (shown right), Nancy Meyers and Stacy Title. 

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 4)

The ’80s and ’90s brought welcome advances for female filmmakers. But would the bias that produced the term “chick flick” remain? (Shown: A screen shot from Mira Nair’s 1991 film “Mississippi Masala.”)

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 3)

Those who emerged between 1966 and 1983 challenged the prevailing image of the central hero and marginal heroine by creating a “countercinema.”

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood?

Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino were two exceptions to the women who found it increasingly difficult to launch film projects in the 20th century. (This is the second installment of a five-part series.)

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The Other 43 Percent

Hollywood’s gender gap is most apparent with regard to female filmmakers, but their prospects weren’t always as bad as they are today. (Part 1 of our five-part series.) 

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NYC’s Jihad Against Debbie Almontaser

She was the founding principal of the first Arabic-language public school in the United States, until a campaign of hate forced her out.

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