NBC to foster fe­male di­rec­tors for its shows

The Hamilton Spectator - - A & E -

NBC aims to boost the num­ber of fe­male di­rec­tors on its shows. The net­work on Thurs­day announced a new ini­tia­tive called “Fe­male For­ward.” It will give 10 fe­male di­rec­tors the op­por­tu­nity to shadow up to three episodes of a scripted NBC se­ries, cul­mi­nat­ing in an in-sea­son com­mit­ment to di­rect at least one episode of the se­ries she shad­ows. The ini­tia­tive is spear­headed by NBC En­ter­tain­ment Pres­i­dent Jen­nifer Salke in part­ner­ship with di­rec­tor Lesli Linka Glat­ter (“Mad Men,” “Home­land” and the up­com­ing “Law & Order True Crime: The Me­nen­dez Mur­ders”). Salke told re­porters “there’s a huge drought in fe­male di­rec­tors, and we were de­ter­mined to do some­thing about that.”

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