Over the past decade, a clear pattern has emerged in Hollywood: direct a successful, small movie and get a large blockbuster in return. That small movie doesn’t even have to be that successful, either—it just has to be good, and your next film can have a budget up to 200 times the size. And also, you pretty much have to be a man.
Female filmmakers are nowhere to be seen in Hollywood, as male directors made 93% of the top 250 grossing films of 2014: http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/23215/1/female-filmmakers-are-nowhere-to-be-seen-in-hollywood
David O. Russell made Amy Adams’ life a living hell: 5 sadistic male directors who treat their actors like garbage
David O. Russell made Amy Adams’ life a living hell: 5 sadistic male directors who treat their actors like garbage When female directors are "difficult," they stop getting work—but male directors can act as horrible as they please
Why Male Directors Need To Be Called Out On Their Sexism