The Director List, the web site dedicated to news about women film and TV directors and their projects, has just launched its new web site which features an online database with a list of 850 female directors of movies, TV shows, music videos and commercials. Searchable by medium, genre and home base, this database allows for film and TV executives to find female directors for their projects.
“Year after year the statistics on the number of women directors being hired for film and TV projects remains depressingly low. Our hope is that this database will lead to more women directors being added to director lists around town and more women being considered for jobs, and hired!” said Destri Martino, founder of The Director List, in a press release.
The web site will strive to shed light on the experienced female filmmakers who have an expansive body of work, but are not recognized by mainstream media coverage. The database will serve as a response to the excuse that there aren’t enough female directors to consider for projects.