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NBC is Launching a Program to Hire More Female Directors

NBC has launched a program to hire more female directors. The new initiative is called Female Forward and is designed to get more female directors jobs in the film industry.

The news was announced on Thursday during the Television Critics Association press tour, according to BuzzFeed.

“It shouldn't be harder for our daughters to direct than for our sons. It should be an equal playing field,” Glatter — who's worked on Mad Men, Homeland, and NBC's upcoming Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders — said in a statement. “I'm truly optimistic that ... we can actually make a difference. A program like this is a game changer and it’s an honor to be a part of it.”

The Female Forward initiative will launch with NBC’s 2018-2019 TV season. The program, which was codeveloped with NBC President Jennifer Salke, will provide 10 burgeoning female directors with the chance to shadow up to three episodes of an NBC program. Those directors will then helm at least one episode of the show they've shadowed on.

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