Academy Award Winning Director Kathryn Bigelow Sounds Off Against Hollywood Gender Discrimination


Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow is the latest Hollywood power player to sound off against gender discrimination in the entertainment industry.

Bigelow, who helmed the films Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, released a statement to Time on Tuesday in support of the American Civil Liberties Union’s announcement that it will investigate Hollywood studios, networks, and talent agencies over what has been called “rampant and intentional gender discrimination in recruiting and hiring female directors,” according to The New York Times.

Bigelow hit a milestone in 2010 when she became the first woman to win an Oscar for directing.

A study commissioned in April by both the Sundance Institute and Women in Film revealed a wide gender gap between directors in mainstream pics.


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