women-directors

A Con Man Preyed on Single Women Looking for Love. Then Two Documentary Filmmakers Decided to Bring Him Down.

The Showtime series ‘Love Fraud’ profiles the strange story of Richard Scott Smith, who systematically married and then bankrupted middle-aged women. Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady discuss their quest to find Smith and how his crimes hit harder in our #MeToo age.

With ‘Wonder Woman,’ Patty Jenkins Didn’t Just Make the First Good DCEU Movie — She Gave Us an Empathetic Superhero

There was a lot of pressure on a female director to deliver the first major female-driven comic-book film. Jenkins figured it out by telling a story that was personal and aspirational — and with a Diana we really need right now.

‘Punisher: War Zone’ Director Lexi Alexander Never Met a Hollywood Obstacle She Couldn’t Roundhouse Kick

Alexander was the first woman to helm a combat-heavy comic book movie, but it landed the promising young stuntwoman-turned-filmmaker in director’s jail for years. Here’s how she fought back

‘Æon Flux’ Was a Disaster — And Revealed How Much Harder It Is for Female Directors to Escape Movie Jail

Karyn Kusama was a hot indie filmmaker before her big studio action movie bombed. Its failure wasn't her fault, but she had to fight Hollywood sexism to find a happy ending