NBC took the wraps off a new initiative aimed at working toward gender parity among the directors of scripted series.
The “Female Forward” program, overseen by NBC President Jennifer Salke in partnership with director Lesli Linka Glatter (“Mad Men,” “Homeland,” “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”), will give 10 female directors the opportunity to shadow up to three episodes of an NBC series, leading up to an in-season commitment to direct at least one episode of the series.
Said Salke: “It’s been a collective and urgent goal of ours to identify more female directors. We strongly believe women can and should be at the forefront of telling compelling stories, and I hope the guaranteed directing component will have real impact on our shows as well as the industry.”
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