9 May 2012 (15 May 2012) 1h18'
HIDDEN PIONEERS: WOMEN IN THE FILM INDUSTRY As part of the 25th Columbia University Film Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, filmmakers Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right"), Nicole Holofcener ("Please Give"), Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor") and Cherien Dabis ("Amreeka") sat down together for a panel about women in the film industry moderated by Columbia professor and filmmaker Bette Gordon.
On May 9, as part of the 25th Columbia University Film Festival held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, a panel came together to discuss the disparity between the number of films being made by women today and the number of women graduating from film school. Only five percent of films today are made by women (10 percent of screenplays written by women), yet women make up 50 percent of U.S. film schools (and more than 50 percent at Columbia). Women are slightly more represented in the Indie film movement, but a large disparity remains.