Inclusion and diversity on TV are happening guys, slowly but surely it is happening on and off of the screen. We tend to cape for diversity when it comes to story lines, actors, and actresses but we must not forget about the writers, producer, show runners, and directors that play a huge role in the making of TV and film.
This year we have something to look forward to because women are finally being recognized and called on to be directors. Directing was always seen as a man’s position, even though we all know that anything a man can do a woman can do as well, if not even better! Here is a list of the leading women who will be directing comedy and drama pilots this season:
- Larysa Kondracki (ABC’s The Fix)
- Liz Friedlander (ABC’s The Rookie)
- Uta Briesewitz (ABC’s Salvage)
- Regina King (ABC’s Untitled Holmes Sisters)
- Rosemary Rodriguez (CBS’ Cagney & Lacey)
- Zetna Fuentes (CBS’ Chiefs)
- Victoria Mahoney (CBS’ Red Line)
- Sanaa Hamri (Fox’s Untitled Ilene Chaiken/Melissa Scrivner Love)
- Patricia Riggen (Fox’s Untitled David Elliott/Danny Strong)
- Kate Dennis (NBC’s Untitled Schulner/Horton)
- Charlotte Sieling (NBC’s In Between Lives)
- Minkie Spiro (NBC’s The Village)
- Rachel Lee Goldenberg (The CW’s Playing Dead)
- Julie Plec (The CW’s Roswell).
- Pam Fryman (CBS’ History of Them, ABC’s Most Likely To, NBC’s Abby’s and Friends In Law)
- Julie Anne Robinson (NBC’s Aseem Batra)
- Gail Mancuso (NBC’s So Close)
- Christine Gernon (ABC’s The Greatest American Hero)
- Kat Coiro (Fox’s Daddy Issues)
- Lake Bell (Bless This Mess, which will film off-cycle).