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So many summer movies, so few female directors

So many summer movies, so few female directors

It's summer blockbuster season, when studios release big-budget movies featuring animatronic dinosaurs, ant-sized superheroes and a talking stuffed bear. But there's one thing moviegoers will see hardly any of this summer — films directed by women. Among the 35 movies included on a Hollywood Reporter list of the summer's most anticipated movies, only two have a woman at the helm: the Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara comedy "Hot Pursuit" and "Pitch Perfect 2." Data out of San Diego State University showed that in 2014, women made up only 7% of directors of the 250 highest-grossing films. That number is actually two percentage points lower than...

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