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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2024, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2024.060118.

The status quo and challenges of female directors and leadership in the film industry


Ruixi Wang

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Ruixi Wang

Annie Wright Schools, Tacoma, Washington, 98004, United States


This article deeply discusses the current situation and challenges of female directors and the necessary measures to consolidate their leadership position in the film industry. The article first reviews the historical role of women in the film industry, and analyzes from the relative freedom in the early stage to the marginalization later, and then to the promotion of the status of contemporary female directors. Subsequently, a focus was placed on major challenges for female directors in film production, including gender barriers to career advancement, inequalities in financing and resource access, and gender issues in industry culture and work environments. Finally, a series of measures were proposed to consolidate the position of female directors and leadership, such as strengthening education and training, networking and mentor support, and changing the attitudes of the media and the public, aiming to drive the film industry towards a more equal and inclusive direction.


film industry; female director; leadership position

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Ruixi Wang. The status quo and challenges of female directors and leadership in the film industry. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 1: 105-110. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2024.060118.


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