With female lead roles such as Katniss Everdeen, in the 'Hunger Games' played by Jennifer Lawrence and Mellisa McCarthy alongside Sandra Bullock in 'The Heat' it's obvious to see that women can take the lead and play some strong characters but what about behind the camera?
Women director's are claiming their place in Hollywood and we are seeing more films being promoted that have been shot by them. Now who was the first female film director to win a Palm d'Or at the illustrious Cannes Film Festival? The amazingly talented Jane Campion for 'The Piano'.
At this year's Tribeca Film Festival 2014 we even had the opportunity to see 3 amazing female film directors. Garret Bradley, Gita Pullpilly and Ondi Timoner who all showcased their work. But who are the highest grossing female film directors of last year?
Kasi Lemmons, Directed 'Black Nativity' to gross $7 million last year. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she is both an actor and a director known for films such as 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Eve's Bayou' starring the ever amazing Samuel L Jackson.
Tina Gordon Chism directed 'Tyler Perry Presents Peeples' which brought in the sum of $9.2 million. She is both a screen writer and director and who studied at the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts. The Cosby Show has been an inspiration for her, with this film being her directorial debut.
Nicole Holofcener directed one of James Gandolfini's final films with the amazing Julia Louis-Dreyfus titled 'Enough Said' with the film totalling $17.5 million. Her first directorial debut 'Walking and Talking' was critically acclaimed and starred Anne Heche, Liev Schreiber and Catherine Keener.
Kimberly Peirce hit a massive $35.3 million intake with the film 'Carrie' last year, a remake of the 1976 horror film. Well known for the film 'Boys Don't Cry' starring Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny, she was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Lee takes the grand prize earning $263.1 million for the animated feature 'Frozen'. Though we may have to split the earnings as she co-directed with Chris Buck, even so, the take home is still the highest grossing film from any female director of 2013.