Here are the women to watch for each category.
Haifaa Al-Mansour – Director and writer of Wadjda (Al-Mansour is Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker).
Rebecca Thomas – Director and writer of Electrick Children.
Katie Dippold – Writer of The Heat (starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock), previously written for Parks and Recreation and MADtv.
Kelly Marcel – Writer of upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation and Saving Mr. Banks (starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson), previously written for Terra Nova.
Variety announces 10 Directors to Watch (Variety)
Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch (Variety)