Resources for Filmmakers

LIST OF WOMEN IN THE FILM AND SOME OF THEIR WORK (directors unless otherwise specified):

Lesli Linka GlatterHomeland​, Mad Men, Ray Donovan, Now and Then, The Newsroom

Sarah Gavron: Suffragette, Brick Lane​

Li Lu: There is a New World Somewhere, Before the Flood

Naima Ramos-Chapman: And Nothing Happened​, Piu Piu, Random Acts of Flyness  

Bethany RooneyPretty Little Liars, Bull (also EP), NCIS, The Originals (over 250 episodes of prime time TV)

Katharine EmmerLife in Color

Kimberly PeirceBoys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss, Carrie​ 

Rusudan Glurjidze: ​House of Others

Joanna Kerns: The Goldbergs, Crazy Ex- Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin (over 50 episodes of prime time TV)

Anne MakepeaceTribal Justice​, ​We Still Live Here, Robert Capa in Love and War

Carla GarapedianScreamers, Dispatches, Children of the Secret State

America Young: The Concessionaires Must Die, Whatta Lark, Protectress

Gillian Pachter: ​Locked Up Abroad, Flight, The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story

Meera MenonEquity, Farah Goes Bang

Jann TurnerWhite Wedding, Paradise Stop,​ ​Scandal, Chicago Fire, Grey’s Anatomy

Finola Hughes: The Bet, Byrd and the Bees

Betty ThomasPrivate Parts​, ​Dr Doolittle, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeak-quel, The Brady Bunch Movie, Grace and Frankie, The First Wives Club, John Tucker Must Die

Reema Dutt: Producer: The Butterflies of Bill Baker. Founder: Luminous Studios

Diana CignoniOne Weekend, Palm Trees, Lulu, Blood Wolf 

Lee GrantWhat Sex am I? Down and Out in America, The Willmar 8

Deborah Del Prete: Producer: Enders Game, The Wedding Planner, Green Street Hooligans Director: Simple Justice

Shana Betz: Free Ride

Leslie HopeGay Keith, What I See When I Close My Eyes, Christmas on the Bayou

Marina Rice BaderRaven’s Touch, Anatomy of a Love Scene, Ava’s Impossible Things

Kimberly McCulloughOne Day at a Time, Pretty Little Liars, The Cool Kids

Michael RobinMajor Crimes, Longmire, Dallas, Nip/Tuck

Trudy Bellinger: Director of commercial and music videos

Lizzie Borden: ​Born in Flames, Working Girls

Robert Munic: Empire, Star, Murder in the First, Vital Signs 

Araeia Robinson: Commercial and Music Video director, director Val-En-Tina

Sarah MoshmanThe Empowerment Project, Losing Sight of Shore, Nonetheless

Marianna PalkaGood Dick, Always Worthy

Michael Rauch:  ​Royal Pains, Instinct, Life is Wild 

Sarah Kernochan: Thoth, Marjoe, All I Wanna Do

Deborah Riley Draper: ​Olympic Pride American Prejudice, Versailles 78: American Runway Revolution, Illegal Rose

John WellsAnimal Kingdom, Shameless, ER, Third Watch, August: Osage County

Nikki Braendlin: ​As High As the Sky​ 

Dorothy Canton: Head of Production, Mad Riot Entertainment

Deborah Kampmeier: Hounddog, Virgin, Split, Without Grace

Referenced & Quoted Filmmakers, Actors, Activists or just plain amazing women and some of their work:

Tina Cesa Ward (Anyone But Me),  Sydney Freeland (Deirdra and Laney Rob a Train)Penny Pengra (General Hospital)Julie LucasLena Dunham (Girls), Penny Marshall (A League of Their Own), Ava Duvernay (Selma, The 13th, A Wrinkle in Time), Jodie Foster (Money Monster, Little Man Tate)Nicole Gomez Fischer (Sleeping with The Fishes), Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieKathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Detroit), Jane Campion (The Piano, Top of the Lake, Sweetie), Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay! Queen of Katwe), Claire Denis (High Life, Trouble Every Day), Sally Potter (Orlando, The Tango Lesson), Alice Guy-Blache (La Fee Aux Choux)Lois WeberDorothy Arzner (The Wild Party, Dance Girl Dance)Ida Lupino (The Hitchhikers)Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa), Dee Rees (Pariah, Mudbound), Chantal Akerman (La Chambre)Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career), Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging, Grace of My Heart)Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl), Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World, Decline of Western Civilization)Joan Micklin Silver (Crossing Delancy)Lina Wertmuller (Seven Beauties)Liz Vassey (The Human Race), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Gina Prince-Blythewood (The Secret Life of Bees), Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Agnes Varda (Varda by Agnes), Ginni Rometty, Joasia Goldyn, Melissa Farman, Penny Bergman, Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), Angelina Jolie (Unbroken, First They Killed My Father), Julie Taymor (Frieda, Titus), Billie Jean King, Mary Harron (American Pyscho), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leah Anova, Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, Sense8), Rainy Kerwin, Emma Gonzalez, Halsey, Aly Raisman. 


Panavision New Filmmaker Program 

Warner Brothers Directing Workshop

AFI Directing Workshop

Alliance of Women Directors Shadowing Program

HALF Initiative

Women at Sundance Initiative 


NBCUniversal Short Film Festival

Disney|ABC DGA Directors Program

NBC Emerging Director Program

CBS Directing Initiative

NY DGA Trainee Program

Film Independent’s Project Involve


Women in Film

Filmmakers Alliance

Alliance of Women Directors

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media: See Jane

Women and Hollywood

Women in Media

The Chimaera Project

Film Powered 


NAMIC Leadership Seminars


Betsy Magnuss Leadership Institute

Leap Leadership Program


The Directors List

Women in Film LA

The Alliance of Women Directors

Directed by Women

WIMPS (Women in Moving Pictures Salon)

Women Make Movies

NY Women in Film and Television

Women in Media

Film Fatales

Reel Women

The Representation Project


Sundance Resource Map for Women Filmmakers  

Women and Hollywood Links to Recent Statistics

On “The Male Glance”

“Why You Should Hire a Woman Director”


“Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing”

“In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing”

“Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World”

Nobody’s Gal Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

The Filmmakers Handbook

Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics 

How to Shoot a Feature Film for Under 10,000 (and Not Go to Jail)

On Film Making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director 

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