For the last ten years Variety has assembled a list of 10 screenwriters to watch. Suffice it to say that most of them have been men.
This year's list has two women Ann Cherkis and Shauna Cross. Meet them.
"For every Diablo Cody, there are hundreds who are writing and can't get their scripts seen," she says. "Even if you get discovered quick, you've got to stick at it and keep up the quality."
Shauna Cross is inspired by all the "girl writers" working these days: "It's completely badass," she says. "I root for the girls. I'm a total girl's girl."