Female directors/writers

In general women appear to have little influence in the movie business - hopefully that's about to change.
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“ Winter's bone ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ The ballad of Jack and Rose ” - LadiesAndMovies
Miranda July
Filmmaker Magazine rated her #1 in their "25 New Faces of Indie Film" in 2004! She is a performance artist and published short story writer. Since becoming a filmmaker, her debut feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) has won several film awards. Daughter of Lindy Hough and Richard Grossinger, writers and publishers who founded North Atlantic Books.
“ You and me and everyone we know ” - LadiesAndMovies
Sofia Coppola
Writer, Somewhere
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
“ Lost in Translation ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ After the wedding ” - LadiesAndMovies
Diablo Cody
Writer, Juno
Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts. She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged and was something she did not particularly care for...
“ Juno ” - LadiesAndMovies
Lone Scherfig
Director, An Education
Lone Scherfig graduated from the Danish Film School in 1984. In her native Denmark, Lone Scherfig began her career directing award-winning commercials and television dramas. Her first feature as director, The Birthday Trip, premiered at the 1991 Berlin Festival and won several awards at festivals worldwide. Her second feature, On Our Own, won the Grand Prize at the Montreal Film Festival...
“ An education ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ American Psycho ” - LadiesAndMovies
Mira Nair
Director, Monsoon Wedding
Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay...
“ Moonsun wedding ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Boys don't cry ” - LadiesAndMovies
Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida and Across the Universe. She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a teacher of political science...
“ Frida ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ White material ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Paris je t'aime ” - LadiesAndMovies
Valerie Faris
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have built an impressive body of work by perpetually seeking innovative projects in a variety of mediums. After introducing bands such as REM and The Red Hot Chili Peppers on their ground breaking MTV show The Cutting Edge, Jonathan and Valerie continued to work in music television directing music videos and documentaries for bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins...
“ Little miss sunshine ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Coco - the life before Channel ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Friends with money ” - LadiesAndMovies
Phyllida Lloyd
Director, Mamma Mia!
Leading British theatre director, particularly praised for her work in opera.
“ The iron lady ” - LadiesAndMovies
Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood, co-written...
“ When Harry met Sally ” - LadiesAndMovies
Jane Campion
Writer, The Piano
Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early 1980s...
“ The piano ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ North country ” - LadiesAndMovies
Callie Khouri
Raised in Texas and Kentucky by her doctor father and mother. Went to Purdue University to study landscape architecture but switched to drama. Moved to Nashville after college to be with her family before heading to Los Angeles in 1982 to study at the Strasburg Institute. Worked for a commercials production...
“ Thelma & Louise ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Jane Eyre ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Nowhere boy ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Edward Scissorhands ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Pay it forward ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Something's gotta give ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Lords of Dogtown. Thirteen.

Side note to those who see her, think of Twilight and get their knickers in a twist:

She's more than Twilight. See the above movies. Also she was the Production Designer of e.g. Three Kings - and that my firends was an excellent looking movie.

While on the topic of Twilight:
When I saw 'Twilight' I was no longer a teenager. I therefore had no real desire to see the movie before a friend insisted when there where no other movies to watch.

Considering Stephanie Meyer's awful writing style (I've seen excrepts) this movie is a work of genius. The tone, the scenography, and that blue colouring scheeme, it works.

(As opposed to Chris Weitz and New moon, then again he destroyed the Golden Compass and almost About a boy so what would you expect? Although here I know nothing of the book, it might very well suck.) ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ The Empire Strikes Back ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ "Kick-Ass" ” - LadiesAndMovies
Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
“ The Hurt Locker ” - LadiesAndMovies
“ Talk To Me ” - LadiesAndMovies
Lisa Cholodenko
Lisa Cholodenko earned an MFA at Columbia University Film School where she made an award-winning short film Dinner Party (1997) Her feature High Art (1998) won the National Society of Film Critics award for Ally Sheedy's performance and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at Sundance. Both "High Art" and Laurel Canyon (2002) premiered at Cannes Director's Fortnight.
Julie Delpy
Actress, Before Sunset
Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors. She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers, Killing Zoe...
“ Two Days In Paris ” - LadiesAndMovies