Women Screenwriters Today

Spotlighting interviews with some of today's most successful women film writers and directors, longtime film critic and author Marsha McCreadie examines the experiences of women screenwriters.

Author: Marsha McCreadie

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985424

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Spotlighting interviews with some of today's most successful women film writers and directors, longtime film critic and author Marsha McCreadie examines the experiences of women screenwriters.

Women Screenwriters

Women Screenwriters is a study of more than 300 female writers from 60 nations, from the first film scenarios produced in 1986 to the present day.

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137312372

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 913

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Women Screenwriters is a study of more than 300 female writers from 60 nations, from the first film scenarios produced in 1986 to the present day. Divided into six sections by continent, the entries give an overview of the history of women screenwriters in each country, as well as individual biographies of its most influential.

Script Girls

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Author: Lizzie Francke

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: 0851704778

Category: Cinema

Page: 172

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When Women Wrote Hollywood

This collection of 23 new essays focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood, whose work helped create those unforgettable stories and characters beloved by audiences--but whose names have been left out of most film ...

Author: Rosanne Welch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476668871

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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This collection of 23 new essays focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood, whose work helped create those unforgettable stories and characters beloved by audiences--but whose names have been left out of most film histories. The contributors trace the careers of such writers as Anita Loos, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Lillian Hellman, Gene Gauntier, Eve Unsell and Ida May Park, and explore themes of their writing in classics like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ben Hur, and It's a Wonderful Life.

The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

Although women have been involved in the cinema since its inception, they have sometimes struggled to work as film directors, cinematographers, and screenwriters. Women screenwriters have grown in number over the past 30 years, ...

Author: Mary Zeiss Stange

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452270371

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

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This e-only volume expands and updates the original 4-volume Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World (2011), offering a wide range of new entries and new multimedia content. The entries reflect such developments as the Arab Spring that brought women's issues in the Islamic world into sharp relief, the domination of female athletes among medal winners at the London 2012 Olympics, nine more women joining the ranks of democratically elected heads of state, and much more. The 475 articles in this e-only update (accompanied by photos and video clips) supplement the themes established in the original edition, providing a vibrant collection of entries dealing with contemporary women's issues around the world.

Gender Inequality in Screenwriting Work

Screenwriters: Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. ... Screenwriters: Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder, Jason Fuchs, William Moulton Marston (Wonder Woman created by) and Harry G. Peter (Wonder ... Women screenwriters today: Their lives and words.

Author: Natalie Wreyford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319957326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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This is the first book to critically examine the recruitment and working practices of screenwriters. Drawing on interviews with screenwriters and those that employ them, Natalie Wreyford provides a deep and detailed understanding of entrenched gender inequality in the UK film industry and answers the question: what is preventing women from working as screenwriters? She considers how socialised recruitment and gendered taste result in exclusion, and uncovers subtle forms of sexism that cause women’s stories and voices to be discounted. Gender Inequality in Screenwriting Work also reveals the hidden labour market of the UK film industry, built on personal connections, homophily and the myth of meritocracy. It is essential reading for students and scholars of gender, creative industries, film and cultural studies, as well as anyone who wants to understand why women remain excluded from many key roles in filmmaking.

Screenwriting

McCreadie, M. (2006) Women Screenwriters Today: Their Life and Words, Westport, CT: Praeger. McGilligan, P. (1986) Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age, Berkeley: University of California Press.

Author: Bridget Conor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136169496

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of the labor markets in which they are immersed. Chapters explore areas including: Screenwriting histories and myths of the profession Screenwriting as creative labor Screenwriters’ working lives Screenwriting work and the how-to genre Screenwriting work and inequalities Drawing on historical and critical perspectives of mainstream screenwriting in the USA and UK, as well as valuable interviews with working screenwriters, this book presents a highly original and multi-faceted study of screenwriting as creative labor and professional practice.

When Women Wrote Hollywood

Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry Rosanne Welch ... colleagues and much of what i did discover would be impossible to find today. so many of the friends and relatives who knew these women are no longer with us.

Author: Rosanne Welch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632773

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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 This collection of 23 new essays focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood, whose work helped create those unforgettable stories and characters beloved by audiences—but whose names have been left out of most film histories. The contributors trace the careers of such writers as Anita Loos, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Lillian Hellman, Gene Gauntier, Eve Unsell and Ida May Park, and explore themes of their writing in classics like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ben Hur, and It’s a Wonderful Life.

A Companion to Australian Cinema

In Women Screenwriters: an International Guide, edited by Jill Nelmes and Jule Selbo, 179–185. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. French, L. 2014. ... Women Screenwriters Today: Their Lives and Words. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Author: Felicity Collins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118942543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

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The first comprehensive volume of original essays on Australian screen culture in the twenty-first century. A Companion to Australian Cinema is an anthology of original essays by new and established authors on the contemporary state and future directions of a well-established national cinema. A timely intervention that challenges and expands the idea of cinema, this book brings into sharp focus those facets of Australian cinema that have endured, evolved and emerged in the twenty-first century. The essays address six thematically-organized propositions – that Australian cinema is an Indigenous screen culture, an international cinema, a minor transnational imaginary, an enduring auteur-genre-landscape tradition, a televisual industry and a multiplatform ecology. Offering fresh critical perspectives and extending previous scholarship, case studies range from The Lego Movie, Mad Max, and Australian stars in Hollywood, to transnational co-productions, YouTube channels, transmedia and nature-cam documentaries. New research on trends – such as the convergence of television and film, digital transformations of screen production and the shifting roles of women on and off-screen – highlight how established precedents have been influenced by new realities beyond both cinema and the national. Written in an accessible style that does not require knowledge of cinema studies or Australian studies Presents original research on Australian actors, such as Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth, their training, branding, and path from Australia to Hollywood Explores the films and filmmakers of the Blak Wave and their challenge to Australian settler-colonial history and white identity Expands the critical definition of cinema to include YouTube channels, transmedia documentaries, multiplatform changescapes and cinematic remix Introduces readers to founding texts in Australian screen studies A Companion to Australian Cinema is an ideal introductory text for teachers and students in areas including film and media studies, cultural and gender studies, and Australian history and politics, as well as a valuable resource for educators and other professionals in the humanities and creative arts.

Script Culture and the American Screenplay

By the 1930s, the percentage of women screenwriters working in Hollywood dropped to around 15 percent. Bielby and Bielby note that Hollywood screenwriting ... I now feel that scenario work is coming into its own” (qtd. in Francke 18).

Author: Kevin Alexander Boon

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814335713

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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By considering the screenplay as a literary object worthy of critical inquiry, this volume breaks new ground in film studies.

Discovering Careers for Your Future

Though a smaller percentage of feature films written by women are produced today,more women screenwriters have won Academy Awards since 1985 than in all the previous years. Among recent Oscar winners are Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (A Room ...

Author: Facts on File, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438111551

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Discovering Careers for Your Future

Though a smaller percentage of feature films written by women are produced today, more women screenwriters have won Academy Awards since 1985 than in all the previous years. Among recent Oscar winners are Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (A Room ...

Author: Ferguson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438111575

Category:

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Biopics of Women

In: Su Holmes and Diane Negra, eds., In the Limelight and Under the Microscope: Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity. ... “Spectacular Expectations: Women, Law, and Film. ... (2006). Women Screenwriters Today: Their Lives and Their.

Author: Karen Hollinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000027273

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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This book is an accessible overview of biographical fiction films of women and is structured around four of the most popular subjects of female biopics: queens and political figures; entertainers; writers; and subjects of current affairs. While the biopic is commonly accepted as a deeply conservative cinematic form that represents glorification of the past and of the self-made individual, a number of biopics of women challenge all of these characterizations. They show the genre to be much more complicated and challenging to regressive ideas than has been proposed, and open to different formats and thematic possibilities. Providing an overview of key subgenres complemented by analyses of key texts that illustrate major aspects of each category, Biopics of Women examines the development of biographical films in each area and the images of successful women they project in order to investigate the issues involved in women’s representation in the genre as a whole. This is a lively and readable text for students and scholars in Gender and Film, Gender and Media, and Women’s Studies.

Hollywood Heroines The Most Influential Women in Film History

Women Screenwriters Today: Their Lives and Words. ... “The Complex Gender Politics of the 'Wonder Woman' Movie. ... May 31. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/comp lex-gender-politics-wonder-woman-movie-1008259 ...

Author: Laura L. S. Bauer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440836497

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 407

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This is a topical resource that provides a comprehensive look at the most influential women in Hollywood cinema across a wide-range of occupations rarely found together in a single volume. • Provides the reader with an invaluable, complete, and easy-to-understand view of film history and filmmaking while simultaneously highlighting the most important women, making the subject of Hollywood and film more transparent as a whole • Enables a fuller understanding of the many complicated challenges women have faced historically and currently in Hollywood filmmaking • Offers a unique blend of film history and industry information, cohesively presenting them both in one place • Reaches beyond the more commonly discussed categories of women who have had important roles throughout Hollywood film history, such as directors and actresses, although they too are included • Examines women's visibility and representation in Hollywood in the context of the history of the film industry for students

Questioning Gender

Today, the percentage of female screenwriters is only slightly higher than it was in the 1930s, with women making up 13% of all screenwriters. Cultural Artifact 10.1 Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Shondaland Though women still lag ...

Author: Robyn Ryle

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544371368

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration serves as a point-of-departure for productive conversations and questions about gender and as a resource for exploring answers to many of those questions. Rather than providing definitive answers, this book takes a global approach and aims to challenge students’ preconceptions about gender and to demonstrate how gender as a system creates and reinforces inequality. Author Robyn Ryle uses both historical and cross-cultural approaches to help students understand the socially constructed nature of gender. With a focus on contemporary topics, including the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment in the workplace, and the gender wage gap, students will be prompted to think critically about past, present, and future gender-related issues. Included with this title: The password-protected Instructor Resource Site (formally known as SAGE Edge) offers access to all text-specific resources, including a test bank and editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides. Learn more.

Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays

Moving away from rigid and limited definitions that have evolved out of mainstream genre films, the book embraces a working definition that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843441113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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What happens when 'happy ever after' isn't quite so simple? Today's attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories for a genre that is constantly evolving, from bromcom to zomcom to famcom? Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays offers a fresh approach to creating narratives for this ever-changing genre. Moving away from rigid and limited definitions that have evolved out of mainstream genre films, the book embraces a working definition that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly international perspective on writing comedic love stories. It will be the first screenwriting guide to reflect the diversity of approaches in today's films that deal with the human need for emotional and physical intimacy using humour - the contemporary romantic comedy.

Women and Islamic Cultures

... Countries covered Arts: Women Journalists and Simons, Suzanne Western 7 United States Women's Press European Studies Arts: Fiction and Fiction Khan, Hafiza Literature 6 Bangladesh Writers Nilofar Arts: Fiction and Fiction Shamsie, ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004264731

Category: Law

Page: 390

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This volume unpacks the representations, motivations, agendas, and projects by focusing on the advances in scholarly research on women and Islamic cultures in the first decade of the 21st century.

The Adaptation Industry

(2006) Women Screenwriters Today: Their Lives and Words. ... (1999) Story:Substance, Structure, Style, andthe Principles of Screenwriting. ... Agent Women.« Australian Bookseller & Publisher Jul.: 12¥13. Middleton, Carol. (2008) ...

Author: Simone Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136660238

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Adaptation constitutes the driving force of contemporary culture, with stories adapted across an array of media formats. However, adaptation studies has been concerned almost exclusively with textual analysis, in particular with compare-and-contrast studies of individual novel and film pairings. This has left almost completely unexamined crucial questions of how adaptations come to be made, what are the industries with the greatest stake in making them, and who the decision-makers are in the adaptation process. The Adaptation Industry re-imagines adaptation not as an abstract process, but as a material industry. It presents the adaptation industry as a cultural economy of six interlocking institutions, stakeholders and decision-makers all engaged in the actual business of adapting texts: authors; agents; publishers; book prize committees; scriptwriters; and screen producers and distributors. Through trading in intellectual property rights to cultural works, these six nodal points in the adaptation network are tightly interlinked, with success for one party potentially auguring for success in other spheres. But marked rivalries between these institutional forces also exist, with competition characterizing every aspect of the adaptation process. This book constructs an overdue sociology of contemporary literary adaptation, never losing sight of the material and institutional dimensions of this powerful process.

Hollywood

This book pays tribute to the spirit, ambition, grit and talent of these filmmakers and artists. With more than 1200 women featured in the book, you will find names that everyone knows and loves—the movie legends.

Author: Jill Tietjen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493037063

Category: History

Page: 256

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The year was 1896, the woman was Alice Guy-Blaché, and the film was The Cabbage Fairy. It was less than a minute long. Guy-Blaché, the first female director, made hundreds of movies during her career. Thousands of women with passion and commitment to storytelling followed in her footsteps. Working in all aspects of the movie industry, they collaborated with others to create memorable images on the screen. This book pays tribute to the spirit, ambition, grit and talent of these filmmakers and artists. With more than 1200 women featured in the book, you will find names that everyone knows and loves—the movie legends. But you will also discover hundreds and hundreds of women whose names are unknown to you: actresses, directors, stuntwomen, screenwriters, composers, animators, editors, producers, cinematographers and on and on. Stunning photographs capture and document the women who worked their magic in the movie business. Perfect for anyone who enjoys the movies, this photo-treasury of women and film is not to be missed.