“I have a high bar for myself already; I always want to do something beautiful and meaningful.” ~ Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman, Film Director

Summary: Patty Jenkins is a writer/director best known for her debut feature Monster, based on the life of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos, directing the pilot episode of AMC’s hit show The Killing, and most recently as the director of the film Wonder Woman for Warner Brothers. Jenkins began her career as a painter at The Cooper Union in New York City. Upon transitioning to filmmaking, she spent eight years as a First Assistant Camera Person/Focus Puller. After attending the AFI in Los Angeles, she wrote and directed Monster.

Nationality: American

Industry: Film

Q: How long until we can stop pointing out women’s achievements because they’re not surprising anymore? on time.com

A: I can’t wait till enough women filmmakers have had a chance to make movies of this size and scale and those movies have been successful. There will still be conversation about smaller issues. But it will be nice that they can just be filmmakers making films.