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'The Mandalorian' gives female directors a chance to shine

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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:10 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars" has faced criticism for having a lack of female directors, but the popular franchise is making an effort to place more women in the prominent role starting with the new series "The Mandalorian."

The Disney Plus series, which airs Fridays, broke new ground for "Star Wars" when Deborah Chow became the first woman during a Nov. 22 episode to direct a live-action story in the 42-year history of the franchise. She had company this season from Bryce Dallas Howard, who later directed an episode.

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