Every Star Wars film has had a male director, even counting the five upcoming films under the Disney umbrella -- but that may be changing. Hollywood agent Adriana Alberghetti has stated (as reported by the Los Angeles Times) that four female directors she represents have recently had meetings with Lucasfilm for future movies following Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Alberthetti, a partner at WME, doesn't disclose who the four directors are, but adds that she arranged meetings for three female screenwriters as well. Some of her clients include directors S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, Orange Is The New Black) and Sarah Gavron (Suffragette) and writers Linda Woolverton (Maleficent) and Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
"Behind closed doors, people at the studios are saying, 'we know we have a problem,'" Alberghetti said. "How do we get more women behind the camera?"