What’s Current: Nicole Kidman pledges to work with a female director every 18 months

“We as women have to support female directors. Hopefully it will change over time, but everybody keeps saying ‘oh it’s so different now, oh it’s so different now’, and it isn’t.”

Nicole Kidman at Cannes Film Festival. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Nicole Kidman pledges to work with a female director once every 18 months in an attempt to even out gender imbalance in the film industry. At a press conference, she explained:

“Only 4.2 percent of women directed the main motion pictures of 2016, that’s a statistic from the Women in Film group… There were 4000 episodic television series last year and only 183 women directed them. That says it all. So I think that’s an important thing to say and keep saying.

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Jess Martin
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.

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