Percentage of Female Directors Working on Top-Grossing Movies Dropped Last Year, Giving Us Another Reason to Be Done With 2018

In 2017, 11% of the top 250 top-grossing movies were directed by women. In 2018, even in the midst of societal discussions about gender parity, that percentage dropped to 8%.

That’s one of the unfortunate takeaways of a new study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, who have been releasing “Celluloid Ceiling” reports for more than twenty years which track women’s employment in movies. Learn more below.

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