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A female fraction in the director's chair

Just 4.6% of films released by the six major studios were directed by women last year. Sony Pictures Entertainment has the highest percentage in recent years, boosted by a specialty division with lower-budget movies. Warner Bros., which relies heavily on big-budget superhero films, has the smallest percentage.

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(2009 through 2014)

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Percentage of women directors over time

Total number of female directors in 2014

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Research: Sandra Poindexter | Graphic: Lorena Elebee @latimesgraphics

Sources: Film studios, IMDB

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