Quelle: http://variety.com/2016/film/features/sony-pictures-classics-female-directors-1201854297/ by Brent Lang
Experts who have studied the issue argue that hiring a female director is important to promoting women throughout a film’s crew. Movies with women directors are more likely to have female writers, cinematographers, and producers, and are also more likely to have meaty roles for actresses. “The director’s role is a gatekeeper to other important behind-the-scenes roles,” says Martha Lauzen, director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film.
Barker and Bernard insist that they never had a political agenda; they just want to release good movies for sophisticated audiences, and they don’t much care who is calling the shots. But the women they work with aren’t surprised by the studio’s track record when it comes to gender diversity.
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