Earlier this summer, we published an infographic highlighting the awful truth that less than 5% of studio movies in the past five years were directed by women.
Now we’ve taken a look at the independent world, where the numbers are a bit better — women are responsible for 10% of independent movies — but still really shitty. That’s just 90 movies out of 879.
A quick note on methodology: We looked at the 300 top-grossing films of every year from 2009 to 2013, based on Box Office Mojo and IMDb. We removed the studio pics, documentaries, re-releases, and other miscellaneous releases. The numbers include foreign films released in the US.
As these numbers show, Indieland is doing better than the studios, but there is still a long way to go.