Twentieth Century Fox start project for female directors
Twentieth Century Fox and The American Film Institute to go into a partnership. The two parties want to make sure that there are more female directors are those big studiofilms.
Reports that Variety Thursday. The managing director of Twentieth Century Fox, Stacey Snider, made the news known.
“The shortage of female directors is not to their lack of passion or talent,” says Snider. “Often it is because they do not have the correct access or resources. We are delighted to have these talented filmmakers this experience can offer.”
In the program, graduates of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women short film making, based on well-known films of Fox. It is especially intended that they are working on a science fiction and action films and genres which are now mainly male directors are employed.
Fox the films will finance, produce and distribute. The project participants are also given the opportunity to submit ideas for movies in the future to Fox to pitch. There will be about 35 to 50 women to participate in the project.