If the numbers are any indication, it’s still a tough time to be a woman in Hollywood. As the wage gap persists, the number of women behind the camera is growing at a glacial pace—so slowly, in fact, that last year the government launched a federal investigation into discrimination against female directors.

But women are taking matters into their own hands by fighting to tell stories from new perspectives on screens both big and small, as well as on the page. Mark your calendar for these projects.

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