Leading Female Film Directors in Video Production

The film industry is a male dominated industry. From production to actors and to story plot, there is no denying that it is a man’s world. Some of the biggest and the top-grossing films of all time are all directed by male directors.

But during the recent years, female directors are now slowly gaining their platforms to show that they too can create great films for the public.

The film industry is a male dominated industry, but there are some key female players in video production in Los Angeles. From production to actors and to story plot, there is no denying that it is a man’s world. Some of the biggest and the top-grossing films of all time are all directed by male directors. But during the recent years, female directors are now slowly gaining their platforms to show that they too can create great films for the public.

1. Catherine Hardwicke.

Known as the director who launched Robert Pattinson’s career as a vampire in The Twilight Series,  Hardwicke is also into directing music videos and writing. She has previously worked with Tom Cruise for the movie Vanilla Sky. Most of her works revolve around themes of teenage life in general. She directed teen flicks Thirteen and Red Riding Hood.

2. Sofia Coppola.

Being the daughter of the famous director, Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather, it is no surprise that she will do well for herself in the business. She won the Oscar’s Best Original Screenplay for her movie Lost in Translation. While she is perceived to be carving another route in her film genre away from her father’s, she is much more into making films about the young, stylish, rich and privileged as seen in The Virgin Suicides, the Golden Lion-Winning Somewhere and the upcoming Emma Watson flick, The Bling Ring.

3. Patty Jenkins.

Wonder Woman is not Jenkins first feature film but rather her second, next to her 2003 movie Monster. This director’s shot at filming Wonder Woman has been in the talks for over a decade. Jenkins would have also directed the 2011 superhero movie Thor 2, but dropped after some creative differences with the production. In 2016, she started filming Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot. Despite concerns as to how people will receive the solo heroine movie, it went more lucrative than other DC films with an estimated earnings of $500 million. These female directors’ success are paving the way for more female power in the film industry. It would not be a surprise to see more great movies directed by female directors in the coming years.