Barbera told The Associated Press that he didn't like the idea of setting a quota for female-directed films "because it doesn't help them and it doesn't help the films."
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"I don't pick up a film just because of the talents, of course," Barbera said. "It depends on the quality of the film instead of the talents. But we were lucky enough to have both, good films and a lot of stars."
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