Female Filmmakers, By the Numbers

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Female-directed films nominated for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, out of a total of 22

81

Years it took from the founding of the Academy Awards for a woman to win Best Director

1

Number of women who’ve won Best Director

9

Percentage of the top 250 box office performers made by women in 2012

1

Position, by market share, of Amy Pascal’s Sony Pictures Entertainment among Hollywood studios

82

Percentage of top-grossing 2011 films with male executive producers — the same percentage of male executive producers as in 1998

13.5

Percentage of Directors Guild of America members who are women

25

Percentage of producers of high-grossing 2012 films who were female

$663 million

Amount grossed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s Kung Fu Panda 2, the most a female-directed film has ever made

$50,000

The amount Lena Dunham says it cost to make 2010’s Tiny Furniture

4

Women who’ve been nominated for Best Director

400+

Films directed by Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female filmmaker, who started working in 1896

2

Number of the top 100 grossing films of all time that were directed by women

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