It’s not surprisingly that the film industry has a history of being a predominately male-dominated one. What’s surprising is that just three years ago, according to a study by The center for the Study of Women in Television & Film, women’s representation in behind-the-scenes role other than directing has only gone up 1% since 1998! Aside from just behind-the-scenes roles, Women accounted for less than one third of all speaking roles in 2013’s 100 top-grossing domestic films – with only 15 percent casting women in leading roles.
Yet many women have broken through the “celluloid ceiling,” and in 2015, women took 22% of key roles in the top-grossing films of 2015. Here we’ll take a look at just some of the most influential women in the film industry that are paving the way for females while pioneering their dreams unburdened by the shackles of society!