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: 0275985423

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.

Women Screenwriters

Each decade, the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, has seen a turning point in the fortunes of women screenwriters motivated and affected by historical and policy ...

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.

Gender Inequality in Screenwriting Work

Table 1.1 Historical comparison of percentages of women employed in key ... for women screenwriters whilst these numbers also remain low for women.

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.

Screenwriters and Screenwriting

twice as many men as women writers in the Canadian screenwriting profession' and in the aggregate, 'men have an advantage in attaining positions that allow ...

Author: C. Batty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137338938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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Screenwriters and Screenwriting is an innovative, fresh and lively book that is useful for both screenwriting practice and academic study. It is international in scope, with case studies and analyses from the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Denmark. The book presents a distinctive collection of chapters from creative academics and critical practitioners that serve one purpose: to put aspects of screenwriting practice into their relevant contexts. Focusing on how screenplays are written, developed and received, the contributors challenge assumptions of what 'screenwriting studies' might be, and celebrates the role of the screenwriter in the creation of a screenplay. It is intended to be thought provoking and stimulating, with the ultimate aim of inspiring current and future screenwriting practitioners and scholars.

Women in the International Film Industry

Missing in Action: Where Are the Irish Women Screenwriters? Film Ireland. Retrieved July 21, 2019, from http://www.fil mireland.net/2015/04/.

Author: Susan Liddy

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030390709

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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This book is about the struggle for gender equality in film industries across seventeen countries. Little is known about contemporary activism outside of Hollywood and this collection aims to fill this crucial gap in our knowledge. Contributors from countries as diverse as Iceland, New Zealand and Ireland evaluate their respective industries by establishing the scale of gender inequality with reference to structural inequalities, discrimination, unconscious bias and gendered power relations. The collection addresses the extent to which gender equality is tackled, with a focus on female practitioners— screenwriters, directors, producers, cinematographers and editors. Significantly, it addresses the surge of recent activism in the aftermath of MeToo and Times Up and the variety of responses from funding bodies throughout the world. The book makes a valuable contribution to international debates. It offers academics, students, activists, policy makers, practitioners and film goers a comprehensive insight into the impact of gender equality demands across the globe and positions them within specific historical and cultural contexts. It also establishes a solid foundation for further research.

Women and Islamic Cultures

... of author Supplement Countries covered Arts: Women Journalists and Simons, ... Intan Cinema Studies 1 Indonesia Women Screenwriters, Directors, ...

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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.

Great Adaptations Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

through most of the history of filmmaking, as most movies' stories have been men's stories; women screenwriters were shafted out of Hollywood once the ...

Author: Alexis Krasilovsky

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317363583

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling is the Second Place Winner in the 2019 International Writers Awards! A vast majority of Academy Award-winning Best Pictures, television movies of the week, and mini-series are adaptations, watched by millions of people globally. Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling examines the technical methods of adapting novels, short stories, plays, life stories, magazine articles, blogs, comic books, graphic novels and videogames from one medium to another, focusing on the screenplay. Written in a clear and succinct style, perfect for intermediate and advanced screenwriting students, Great Adaptations explores topics essential to fully appreciating the creative, historical and sociological aspects of the adaptation process. It also provides up-to-date, practical advice on the legalities of acquiring rights and optioning and selling adaptations, and is inclusive of a diverse variety of perspectives that will inspire and challenge students and screenwriters alike. Please follow the link below to a short excerpt from an interview with Carole Dean about Great Adaptations: https://fromtheheartproductions.com/getting-creative-when-creating-great-adaptations/

When Women Wrote Hollywood

Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry Rosanne Welch. a picture. “In 1910, the Kalem film company sent a small group of filmmakers from ...

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.

The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

interest to women. India saw a renaissance in women screenwriters, in part because of the commercial resurgence of the “Bollywood” studies.

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.

The Art and Craft of Screenwriting

In the late 1980s, women screenwriters like Nora Ephron were empowered to tell their side of the continuing story, creating characters and situations they ...

Author: Shelly Frome

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482672

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

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This guide for screenwriters and those interested in the screenwriting process has important information on every facet of the screenwriter’s trade. Introductory chapters discuss skills essential for all screenwriters. The second part covers various options available to screenwriters (such as different genres, indie films, adaptation) with important methods for each. Part Three is a collection of revealing interviews by the author with several established and seasoned professionals. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Hollywood Heroines The Most Influential Women in Film History

She continued to do some freelance work, but her career as a screenwriter was virtually over. ... Script Girls: Women Screenwriters in Hollywood.

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

Screenwriting

2009) screenwriting research has not been concerned with inequalities in ... The 2006 study specifically focused on the lack of women screenwriters in the ...

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.

Script Culture and the American Screenplay

No precise accounting of women screenwriters in the early days of film is possible, but it is clear that “women dominated the industry's screenwriting ...

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.

Challenging Images of Women in the Media

s 2006 study of women screenwriters (1999–2003) in the United Kingdom found that although films written by women were as likely to gain release as those ...

Author: Theresa Carilli

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739176986

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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Challenging Images of Women and the Media: Reinventing Women's Lives, edited by Theresa Carilli and Jane Campbell, collects fifteen articles addressing the status of women through an examination of depictions of women in the media. With a global focus, this collection scrutinizes issues of race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality through a study of gendered media portrayals. By challenging the status quo of media images, the contributors to this essential volume invite a dialogue about women's lives.