...while Patti Jenkins makes strides for female creators
The director of Wonder Woman -- whose previous movie was the critically-acclaimed Monster 14 years ago -- is on track to become the highest-paid female director in Hollywood history after lengthy negotiations to be paid as much as a successful male director of a franchise would be (specifically, Batman v. Superman director Zack Snyder).
Women are making comedy’s biggest moves
The biggest breakout star in the comedy world this year was Tiffany Haddish, whose daffy and profane role in Girls Trip generated Oscar-nomination buzz and earned her a gig hosting SNL -- where the outspoken comic thanked her social worker for pushing her into comedy. SNL also continued to showcase the formidable Kate McKinnon, whose bottomless talents make her the must-see star of the show.
Surfing the channels, Issa Rae, Pamela Adlon, and Rachel Bloom all continued to rule the small screen with second seasons of their shows Insecure, Better Things, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, all of which put their own innovative new spins on the sitcom format and the portrayal of single women on TV.