‘Frozen’ Director hopes movie leads to more woman in Creative Leadership

Jennifer Lee, Disney Animation’s first female director, tells CBS that she hopes that her film ‘Frozen’ will inspire ‘more modern princesses’ to aim for creative leadership positions.

Frozen director Jennifer Lee became Disney Animation’s first female director when she co-helmed the hit movie with Chris Buck. It’s a change that she told CBS This Morning was long overdue and hopefully leads to more shifts in front of and behind the camera.

In fact, Frozen, which Lee also wrote, focuses on two female characters, a rarity among last year’s top-grossing movies, in which women made up only 6 percent of directors, 10 percent of writers and 29 percent of major characters, according to a recent San Diego State University study. Lee is the first female director whose film has made more than $1 billion at the global box office.

Watch Lee’s full CBS interview above.


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