Where My Ladies At? : The Women Behind The Camera

by FocoLocoLonzo | created - 07 Sep 2013 | updated - 20 Jan 2015 | Public

This list is to recognize and laud the--often over-looked--community of female talent behind-the-scenes in one of the most culturally influential and accessible mediums in the world. This is a list to remember their presence and contribution to the industry.

This is an ACTIVE list in no particular order. Will fill out descriptions as time allows. SUGGESTIONS ALWAYS WELCOME!

1. Nora Ephron

Writer | Julie & Julia

Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...

2. Christine Vachon

Producer | Far from Heaven

Christine Vachon was born on November 21, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a producer, known for Far from Heaven (2002), Carol (2015) and Boys Don't Cry (1999).

3. Shonda Rhimes

Writer | Grey's Anatomy

Shonda Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Shonda Lynn Rhimes. She is a writer and producer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), Scandal (2012) and Crossroads (2002).

4. Amy Pascal

Producer | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Amy Pascal was born on March 25, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), The Post (2017) and Little Women (2019). She has been married to Bernard Weinraub since August 9, 1997. They have one child.

Official Bio: http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/seniormanagementteam/amypascal.html

5. Laray Mayfield

Casting_director | The Social Network

Laray Mayfield is known for her work on The Social Network (2010), Zodiac (2007) and Gone Girl (2014).

Casting legend! This award-winning casting director has cast The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Palo Alto, Spring Breakers and, oh yeah, EVERY David Fincher production since Fight Club.

6. Megan Ellison

Producer | Her

Megan Ellison was born on January 31, 1986 in Santa Clara County, California, USA as Margaret Elizabeth Ellison. She is a producer, known for Her (2013), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).

7. Abi Morgan

Writer | Shame

Abi Morgan was born in 1968 in the UK. She is a writer and producer, known for Shame (2011), The Iron Lady (2011) and Suffragette (2015).

Award-winning Writer: Shame Iron Lady The Hour

3 shining gold stars. Looking forward to "The Invisible Woman" next.

8. Ceán Chaffin

Producer | The Social Network

Met partner David Fincher in the early '90s when she produced a Japanese Coca-Cola ad that he was directing.

9. Abigail Disney

Producer | The Armor of Light

Abigail E. Disney is an Emmy-winning director and producer, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films. An active supporter of peacebuilding, she is passionate about advancing women's roles in the public sphere. Abigail's films and series focus on social issues and spotlight ...

10. Megan Mylan

Producer | Lost Boys of Sudan

Megan Mylan is a producer and director, known for Lost Boys of Sudan (2003), Smile Pinki (2008) and P.O.V. (1988).

11. Rachael Horovitz

Producer | Patrick Melrose

Rachael Horovitz is a producer, known for Patrick Melrose (2018), Moneyball (2011) and Grey Gardens (2009). She was previously married to Mark Wallace.

12. Pamela Koffler

Producer | Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Pamela Koffler is a producer, known for Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Kill Your Darlings (2013) and One Hour Photo (2002).

13. Kimberly Peirce

Director | Boys Don't Cry

Kimberly Peirce was born on September 8, 1967 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Boys Don't Cry (1999), Stop-Loss (2008) and Carrie (2013).

14. Caroline Kaplan

Producer | Letters to Juliet

Caroline Kaplan is a producer, known for Letters to Juliet (2010), Sorry to Bother You (2018) and Boyhood (2014). She is married to Mauricio Rubinstein.

Literary Agent, Paradigm

Short Bio: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/debbee-klein-397755

The Agents Interview: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/agents-full-uncensored-interview-397572

16. Gina Prince-Bythewood

Writer | Shots Fired

Gina Prince-Bythewood wrote and directed the widely acclaimed feature film Love & Basketball (2000) which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a Humanitas Prize for her work on the film. Her other directing credits include ...

17. Darla K. Anderson

Producer | Coco

Darla K. Anderson was born as Darla Kay Anderson.

18. Jamie Babbit

Director | But I'm a Cheerleader

Jamie Babbit was born on November 16, 1970 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA as Jamie Merrill Babbit. She is a director and producer, known for But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), Silicon Valley (2014) and Girls (2012). She has been married to Karey Dornetto since 2014.

19. Mel Eslyn

Producer | The One I Love

Mel Eslyn was born on August 19, 1983 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA. She is a producer and production manager, known for The One I Love (2014), Room 104 (2017) and Duck Butter (2018).

20. Jenji Kohan

Producer | Orange Is the New Black

Jenji Kohan was born on July 5, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jenji Leslie Kohan. She is a producer and writer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Weeds (2005) and Tracey Takes On... (1996). She was previously married to Christopher Noxon.

21. Sarah Finn

Casting_director | Crash

Sarah Finn is known for her work on Crash (2004), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Black Panther (2018).

22. Joanna Colbert

Casting_director | Hollywoodland

Joanna Colbert began her career as an assistant to Juliet Taylor in New York City where she worked on a number of Woody Allen films. In 1994, under the mentorship of Taylor, Colbert conducted a nationwide search which resulted in the casting of Kirsten Dunst in her role in Neil Jordan's Interview ...

23. Ava DuVernay

Producer | Queen Sugar

A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which ...


24. Jennifer Kent

Director | The Babadook

Jennifer Kent was born in 1969 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is an actress and director, known for The Babadook (2014), The Nightingale (2018) and Monster (2005).

The Babadook

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