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Hollywood studio agrees to champion female film directors

Movie maker to announce at least one film with a female director within 18 months

Movie maker to announce at least one film with a female director within 18 months

Universal Studios has become the first major film production company to accept the 4% Challenge, which calls on movie makers to announce at least one film with a female director within 18 months.

Its name is a reference to research that revealed just 4 per cent of the last decade’s 1,000 highest-grossing films had female directors. It is part of the Time’s Up movement: a bid to end harassment and discrimination in Hollywood.

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