As a professional director in Hollywood who happens to be female, I've learned about gender disparity the hard way.  My activism takes many forms:


  • @womencallaction is where I tweet about gender equity for women directors in Hollywood.  
  • I recently chaired the Women's Steering Committee of the DGA where I produced the 2013 DGA Women Of Action Summit, the first gender-forward political action event in the guild's eighty year history.

  • I was part of the group of directors who brought our issues to the attention of the EEOC and ACLU, instigating their current industry-wide investigation.
  • I'm active in leadership positions in numerous organizations that agitate for gender equity behind the camera, and mentor many women directors.

  • I'm a frequent contributor to industry trades regarding women and Hollywood.  Here are a few of the ​articles I've written about the subject.















​Above - Directing Jane Sanders 5/2017


KPCC "The Frame"  2/16/17 - Listen to an interview about gender discrimination in Hollywood. 


Indiewire / Women & Hollywood - 9/2016 "Solutions forHollywood's Woman Director Problem: Demand More from the Agencies"


Bitch Flicks - 4/2016 "I'm A Lilly"


Ms. In the Biz - 11/2015 "A Response to Maureen Dowd" 


​Ms. Magazine - 8/2015 "Lilly Ledbetter's Fight for Equal Pay Comes To The Big Screen"


Bloomberg Television Documentary - 6/2015 "Celluloid Ceilings"


Indiewire / Women & Hollywood - 2/2015 "How To Hire A Woman Director"


​World International Perspective - 7/2014 "Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media


Indiewire - Women & Hollywood - 7/2014 "An Open Letter to Showrunners"


Variety - 8/2004 "Who's Afraid of Women Directors?"