By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood May 14, 2014 at 11:00AM
Here's my latest post on Forbes:
The Cannes Film Festival kicks off today and the film world as the world’s press have descended to seek out the next “it girl”, the next “master” and potential year end awards contenders. In leading up to the festival there has been much talk about the role that female filmmakers are playing at this year’s festival. Thierry Fremaux, the festival director, has done a very good job of shifting the narrative and really making people believe that they festival is full of female filmmakers so much so that a headline in a piece in USA Today read Women Filmmakers Take the Spotlight in Cannes. I am quite impressed with his ability to take such sad number for women and to spin them into gold. But no matter what he says and what the media writes, the numbers speak for themselves.