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Award-Winning Film Director Kailin Gow Explains Why Female Directors Are MIA at the Academy Awards

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Women have made huge inroads this year, particularly in politics, but not when it comes to the Feb. 24 Academy Awards where this year's nominees for best director include men named Spike, Adam, Alfonso, Yorgos and Pawel. Kailin Gow, an award-winning female film director and internationally bestselling author of books with strong female characters, knows why there is a lack of female directors in Hollywood and ways their absence shuts out the perspective of half the population.

Gow, who has been interviewed by CBS News, nationally syndicated talk radio programs, the Los Angeles Times and more, has researched this topic; she addressed it in the third episode of her TV series, "Kailin Gow's Go Girl Food, Travel, and Lost History."

Founder of the newly launched OTT channel FemaleFlix, showcasing women interest films, shows, activities, and news, and a multi-award-winning filmmaker, and million-selling author of novels featuring strong women characters, Gow is a leader in women-empowerment who has discovered a surprising finding that explains:

  • Why the number of female directors has been declining for the past five years
  • Why Hollywood is OK with featuring films with strong female roles but not with giving women directors authority over them
  • Why the movie industry owes its existence to pioneering female directors
  • How it feels to be approached by producers with male development teams when her own books are optioned
  • How women and minorities can break through the glass ceiling in Hollywood

About Kailin Gow

Kailin Gow is an Asian American filmmaker, director, producer, media celebrity and internationally bestselling, award-winning author. She has written and published more than 300 books featuring strong female characters that have sold more than 5.5 million copies. Her movies have won accolades at film festivals around the world. Recently, Gow launched FemaleFlix, a new OTT channel showcasing women interest films, shows, activities, and news. Gow has a master's degree in management for communications from the Annenberg School for Communications at USC.

Media Contact: Kailin Gow, (617) 582-2121;;;

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