20th Anniversary Of Showtime’s ‘Soul Food’ Celebrates Women Behind-The-Scenes

Over the past decade, Hollywood has made strides in gender equality. However, the industry still struggles with securing a significant number of women in behind-the-scenes roles. According to the Boxed In 2019-20: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television report by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen, the percentage of women directors increased from 15% in 2018-19 to 32% in 2019-20. As far back as 2008, women comprised only 16% of writers, directors and producers. Taking a further look back reveals that in 2000, roughly 11% of director positions were filled by women. Although it has been a slow convergence, change continuously occurs as more women and their male counterparts champion other women within the industry. 

The turn of the century encouraged innovation, a

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