The American Civil Liberties Union recently launched an investigation into gender bias at the major Hollywood film studios.
Seattle's film industry is much smaller than what you'd find in L.A. But where women directors and producers are the exceptions in Hollywood, in Seattle the industry is dominated by women.
Seattle's Office of Film and Music is headed by a woman, Kate Becker. Amy Lillard, a film industry veteran, has directed the state film office, Washington Filmworks, since 2007.