Where are all the women directors?

The actress Jessica Lange has made headlines with her claim that there are fewer great roles for women in films today. This is something of an old chestnut; people (especially actresses) have been saying it for years. And of course, it’s absolutely true. Lange also said – and this was the bit that didn’t make as many headlines – that the level of scriptwriting on TV (by which she meant American TV) was superior to that of films. Again, she was spot-on; but this was the more interesting point