Female directors have just begun breaking their way into Hollywood cinema. There are not nearly as many female directors as male but they are starting to become well known for their highly successful films. Here is a short clip explaining the gender gap in Hollywood cinema.
Male directors make a much larger income and are much more well-known in Hollywood as well as in the rest of the world as compared to women. Even though Kathryn Bigelow is known as one of the most successful female Hollywood directors her fame is nothing compared to male directors such as Steven Speilberg and James Cameron. These men have made highly successful films for years and are very well-known household names.
Pictured: James Cameron