% of Female Directors in narrative film: 35%
% of Female Directors in documentary: 17%
Overall % of women working in film industry: 30%
Most women tend not to direct films, especially successful top 100 box-office films (about 4%) simply because of the way women are portrayed and viewed in a male dominated field. Women’s views/opinions are not taken seriously and therefore no one is willing to put in the time and effort to take on a film with a female director. Money is also a very serious issue when it comes to women directing in Hollywood. More women find success in other outlets such as the Sundance Film Festival where they can showcase their talents and receive the right praise.