Hollywood Reporter announces "The Black List for Female Directors? New Survey to "Shine a Spotlight" on Rising Talent (Exclusive)"
The Alice Initiative includes 20 women who have directed at least one (nonstudio) feature and 10 who have earned attention for their work in TV or short films.
Think of it as the Black List, but for up-and-coming women directors.
On Wednesday, a group of female film executives launched The Alice Initiative to highlight 30 promising untapped talents, as voted on by more than 40 top industry players. The list — which includes 20 women who have directed at least one (nonstudio) feature and 10 who have earned attention for their work in TV or short films — comes after a report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film concluded that female filmmakers directed just 9 percent of the top 250 movies in 2015.
Essential read over at Hollywood Reporter
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