Statement from Rebecca Goldman, Chief Operating Officer of the TIME’S UP Foundation, on the Lack of Female Directors Nominated for Golden Globes

Culture, Entertainment, Equity, Golden Globes

“Who directs feature films matters. It affects what stories are told — and how — with far-reaching implications for women across the film industry and our broader society. That’s why TIME’S UP Entertainment — in partnership with Stacy Smith, Tessa Thompson, and many others — launched the 4 Percent Challenge, asking individuals and companies to commit to a film led by a female director in the next 18 months.

“This year, there have been twice as many women-led features than ever, with more films by female directors on the way. And yet, as today’s nominations show, women — and especially women of color — continue to be pushed to the sidelines by a system that holds women back, onscreen and off.

“The omission of women isn’t just a Golden Globes problem — it is an industry-wide crisis, and it’s unacceptable. TIME’S UP will continue to fight until talented female directors get the opportunities and recognition they deserve.”

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