Sofia Coppola Discusses 'Fighting For A Tiny Fraction' Of Male Directors' Pay

Hollywood has let Sofia Coppola down, a director with decades of experience.

In a Friday-released BBC interview, the director expressed her annoyance at the gender pay gap in studios.

Coppola remarked to the site, "I just see all these men getting hundreds of millions of dollars and then I'm fighting for a tiny fraction of that." "I believe it's just a holdover from that company's culture."

"I'm just happy to get to make my movies independently and find people that believe in them," she continued. "I'm always fighting to get it."

Despite being the daughter of renowned filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, Coppola established her career with the films "The Virgin Suicides" in 1999 and "Lost in Translation" in 2003.

Although Sofia Coppola's male colleagues generally receive larger budgets, she claimed to have adopted a more economical strategy for her most recent film, "Priscilla," which cost less than $20 million.

"Making a movie on a small scale presents both a challenge and an opportunity because studio executives have a lot of influence when you have a large budget," she said to the BBC. I am therefore free. After that, you need to be extremely cunning.

Coppola continued, saying that although she was surrounded by "the best team," "it was really hard."

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