The Other Half: Celebrating Women in Hollywood

Chloé Zhao
Margaret GardinerMay 23, 2017

The opening of The Rider - winner, with A Ciambra, of the Directors Fortnight- focuses on a horse’s mane, spreading and floating in slow motion as...

Jill Soloway and Kevin Bacon on the set of "I Love Dick"
Margaret GardinerMay 12, 2017

I Love Dick. The very title titillates. It’s a concept nice girls would never admit to, and uses vocabulary good girls never utter. But the show...

Mimi Leder with John Grillo scouting
Margaret GardinerApril 19, 2017

There is nothing left over about the executive producer/director-showrunner of HBO’s Leftovers. As the first woman graduate of AFI, Mimi has been...

 Thelma Shoonmaker attends the 53rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 23, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California.
Gabriel LermanMarch 31, 2017

She met Martin Scorsese at a 6-week class at New York University decades ago, and using the experience she gained adapting Fellini, Godard and...

Producer Ramsey Naito
Margaret GardinerMarch 15, 2017

“Often in my career I have been the only woman in the room”, notes Ramsey Naito, one of the producers of The Boss Baby, an animated movie about...

Judy Hofflund on set of Murder on the Orient Express with director and star, Kenneth Branagh
Margaret GardinerMarch 6, 2017

“I was very happily not working,” notes Judy Hofflund, who had retired after 30 years in the business as an agent and manager, “but I had to say...

Sound editors Mildred Iatrou Morgan and Ai_Ling Lee
Margaret GardinerFebruary 28, 2017

“Ai-Ling Lee and I would like to do big tentpole movies,” says Mildred Iatrou Morgan, the co-sound editor of La La Land, “As a team, we haven’t...

Editor Joi McMillon, "Moonlight"
Margaret GardinerFebruary 24, 2017

Being an editor is a “happy coincidence,” according to Joi McMillon, the first African-American woman nominated for an Oscar for Best Film Editing...

Pamela Adlon
Margaret GardinerSeptember 5, 2016

Better Things (premiering on FX September 8, 2016) gives Pamela Adlon titles few women are able to access individually, never mind altogether. “...

Margaret GardinerAugust 25, 2016

“I’m not sure if this is true, but recently somebody told me that I have made more movies with women directors than any other producer in...