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The Movie Channel (tv network)

TMC looking at successes, obstacles for female directors

"The Hurt Locker" was supposed to alleviate the pain.tmpplchld When the film was named best picture at the 2010 Academy Awards and Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to triumph as best director, Hollywood finally appeared ready to integrate the boys' club.tmpplchld It didn't happen. Since that milestone, not a single woman has been Oscar-nominated for best director. Of the 250 highest-grossing movies of 2014, just 17 were helmed by females.tmpplchld This year doesn't look any more promising. Only Elizabeth Banks' "Pitch Perfect 2" and Sam Taylor-Johnson's "Fifty Shades of Grey" have cracked the top 25 _ and don't expect either to generate many...