I'd like to see more women working as directors and producers. Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power. Actress-director-producer-screenwriter Ida Lupino (1918-1995) who in the late 1940s was tired of waiting for the right roles to come along. She then formed her own independent production company Filmakers with her then husband, Collier Young, and between 1949 and 1954 she directed, produced and wrote eight feature films.
George Stevens was the greatest director I ever worked with. He made me understand that acting, especially film acting, is not emotion, but thinking. He showed me how the camera photographs your thoughts and sometimes your soul. Shelley Winters in her autobiography "Shelley: Also Known As Shirley" (1980)