Social Media Celebrates Women in Movie Industry with 'Female Filmmaker Friday'

After the upset over the all-male nominees for Best Director at the Golden Globes in January, the lack of recognition for female directors has been abuzz in the news lately. Today several female directors decided to start a movement in appreciation for the perseverance and unbelievable work these women do behind the scenes.

One of the first directors to join the #FemaleFilmmakerFriday movement was Aline Brosh McKenna, who wrote The Devil Wears Prada and 27 Dresses. She’s also the co-creator of the The CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Tweeting a photo of herself doing what she does best, she wrote, “We were planning this for 2/2 but people were excited, so let's go for it! My friend Tamra Davis recently posted a photo of herself directing and it inspired me, so I invited some women to do the same. It's hard to become what you do not see. #femalefilmmakerfriday”

Other directors, actors and even fans joined in.

I think we can all agree that this movement is just beginning of the positive steps being taken to give women the respect and recognition they deserve.