Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Golden Globe Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards.
which reveal only 4% of the biggest earning films from The Past decade have been directed by women.
And now they're calling on Hollywood studios and stars to change That .
Time's Up's campaign to draw attention to this inequality has been welcomed by rising female film talent here in the UK.
She premiered her first full-length film, Mari, at the BFI Film Festival.
"So if we're not being given the opportunities to gain That experience then how is the problem ever going to change?"Georgia premiered her first full-length movie last year
"We're starting to see those snippets of women being trusted with bigger budgets. "'Raw, truthful depiction of women'
Movements like the #4percentchallenge are inspiring confidence in future movie-makers, such as film student and aspiring director Beatrice Sutcliffe.
"We need to try and give women more of a spotlight because it's so unequal. "
"I'm passionate about breaking through That . "Beatrice is curating a women's film festival in London this summer for women's network, Like Minded Females
Alongside a more "truthful depiction of women," Beatrice says she wants to see an end to male-directed films using women's bodies as a punchline.
"I want to see a film where a woman actually has her period and it doesn't stop her," she says.
"A female director can bring That raw, truthful depiction of women. "Aim is to help 'all groups thrive'
Time's Up claims movies directed by women are more inclusive for girls and women, female characters over 40 and racial and ethnic groups.
"Women directors also hire other women in key behind-the-camera roles,"
"The aim is to humanize production processes so That all groups can thrive at work in safe contexts. "
They're in the next 18 months.
Efforts have been made in the UK to raise female representation, such as at the 2018 BFI Film Festival (a major London event) being directed by women.Big studios are starting to make changes too
Film studios such as, Universal and Disney have also signed up to support the #4percentchallenge, and Disney CEO Bob Iger claims his company is already making big steps toward better female representation in the director's chair.
Among comments of support for Disney's stance, some say they just want studios to regardless of gender.
But Georgia says storytellers need to represent society More Than this viewpoint suggests.
"Men can direct beautifully - Sensitive and feminine stories as well. But at the end of The Day , if we're only ever given One viewpoint, a male viewpoint, That is not representative of The World That we live in," she says.
"We just have to have a variation of women telling those stories as well to get a more equal balance. "Captain Marvel
"With Captain Marvel coming, I think it's a really important time for female directors, especially those who want to work in the big mainstream Hollywood stuff to come forward and really fight to do That work," says Beatrice.
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