Women Screenwriters: An International Guide

Women Screenwriters: An International Guide

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781349580866
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 913
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jill Nelmes, University of East London, UK Jule Selbo, California State University, Fullerton, USA Añuli Agina, University of Westminster, UK Jean Ansolbehere, Script Coordinator, Los Angeles, USA Robert Arnett, Old Dominion University, USA Carmen Sofía Brenes, University of los Andes, Chile Lavinia Brydon, University of Kent, UK Erik Buikema, University of Groningen, Netherlands Michael Burri, University of Pennsylvania, USA Cristina Colet, Saint John International University Vinovo, Italy Mariapia Comand, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy Kelley Conway, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Michael Coutanche, Ryerson RTV School of Media, Canada Linda Craig, University of East London, UK Debbie Danielpour, Boston University, USA Robert Dassanowsky, University of Colorado, USA Tanya Gail Davies, University of Technology, Jamaica Maria-Teresa DePaoli, Kansas State University, USA Olga Dimitrijević, Playwright and Dramaturg, Yugoslavia Kath Dooley, Curtin University, Western Australia Haseenah Ebrahim, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Johanna Forsman, Screenwriter and Transmedia Producer, Sweden Marcella Forster, University of Lincoln, UK Nicolette Freeman, University of Melbourne, Australia Michelle Leigh Farrell, Georgetown University, USA Lisa French, RMIT University, Australia Camila Malagolini Gama, California State University, Fullerton, USA Andrew Kenneth Gay, Southern Oregon University, USA Ronald Geerts, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Christine Gledhill, New York University, USA Julia Sabina Gutiérrez, Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris III), France Kristiina Hackel, California State University, Los Angele, USA Gert Jan Harkema, Skholm University, Sweden Mary Harrod, University of Warwick, UK Susan Hayward, University of Exeter, UK Trinidad Herrera, Universidad de los Andes, Chile Stella Hockenhull, University of Wolverhampton, UK Helen Jacey, Bournemouth University, UK Hester Joyce, La Trobe University, Australia Tonia Kazakopoulou, University of Reading, UK Margit Keerdo-Dawson, Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn, Estonia Alexis Krasilovsky, California State University, Northridge, USA Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Minnesota State University Moorhead, USA Michele Leigh, Southern Illinois University, USA Warren Lewis, California State University, Fullerton, USA Susan Liddy, University of Limerick, Ireland Sam Lively, California State University, Fullerton, USA Victoria Lucas, Development and Production Executive, USA Bernadette Luciano, University of Auckland, New Zealand Ervin Malakaj, Washington University, St. Louis, USA Florence Martin, Goucher College, USA Monika Maslowska, Bangor University, Wales Ouissal Mejri, University of Bologna, Italy Monica Mitarc?, Christian University, Romania Nathalie Morris, BFI National Archive, UK Bettina Moss, National University, California, USA Debashree Mukherjee, New York University, USA Claudia Myers, American University, Washington D.C., USA Margot Nash, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Eva Novrup Redvall, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Díóg O'Connell, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland Jennifer O'Connell, University of Groningen, Netherlands Riikka Pennanen, National Audiovisual Institute, Finland Mark Poole, Drama and Documentary Director, Australia María Luisa Prado, Universidad de los Andes, Chile Rianne Pras, University of Groningen, Netherlands Megan Reilly, Print and Internet Journalist/Script Supervisor, USA Vincent Ros, University of Groningen, Netherlands Paolo Russo, Oxford Brookes University, UK Filip ára, Charles University, Czech Republic Johanna Seelbach, University of Groningen, Netherlands Jule Selbo, California State University, Fullerton, USA Juliane Scholz, University of Leipzig, Germany Dorin Schumacher, Independent Scholar, USA Felipe Pruneda Senties, University of Pittsburgh, USA Jamie Sherry, Bangor University, UK Anne Slatton, University of North Carolina, Asheville, USA Alison Smith, University of Liverpool, UK Michael Smith, University of Leeds, UK David Sorfa, University of Edinburgh, UK Tom Stempel, Los Angeles City College, USA Belkis Suárez Faillace, Mount Mercy University, USA Kjell Sundstedt, Author and Screenwriter, Sweden Raija Talvio, Aalto University ELO Film School, Helsinki Alice Němcová Tejkalová, Charles University, Czech Republic Bridget Tompkins, University of Auckland, New Zealand Tatiana Tursunova-Tlatov, Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK), Russia Noah Tsika, City University of New York, USA Isabelle Vanderschelden, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Thomas van den Berg, University of Groningen, Netherlands Koen Van Eynde, University of Leuven, Belgium Annelies van Noortwijk, University of Groningen, Netherlands Jaukje van Wonderen, University of Groningen, Netherlands JT Velikovsky University of Western Sydney, Australia Elena Von Kassel Siambani, University of Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle, France Jeremy B. Warner, Scholar, Film Editor and Film Producer, USA Anna Weinstein, Auburn University, USA Rosanne Welch, California State University, Fullerton, USA Paul Wells, Loughborough University, UK Steven Willemsen, University of Groningen, Netherlands Carl Wilson, The Sheffield College, UK Anubha Yadav, University of Delhi, India Brian Yecies, University of Wollongong, Australia

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
List of Figures
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; Jill Nelmes and Jule Selbo
1.Burkina Faso; Jule Selbo
2.Egypt; Koen Van Eynde
3.Ghana; Jule Selbo
4.Kenya; Jeremy B. Warner
5.Morocco; Jule Selbo
6.Namibia; Jule Selbo
7.Nigeria; Noah Tsika
8.South Africa; Haseenah Ebrahim
9.Tunisia; Ouissal Mejri
10. China and Hong Kong; Jule Selbo, Cristina Colet and Jeremy B. Warner
11. India; Debashree Mukherjee, Alexis Krasilovsky, Anubha Yadav and Jule Selbo
12. Iran; Debbie Danielpour
13. Israel; Jule Selbo
14. Japan; Laurie Kitsnick, Jule Selbo and Michael Smith
15. Korea; Jeremy B. Warner and Brian Yecies
16. Palestine; Jule Selbo
17. Russia; Michele Leigh, Jule Selbo and Tatiana Tursunova-Tlatov
18. Australia; Nicolette Freeman, Lisa French, Margo Nash and Mark Poole
19. New Zealand; Hester Joyce
20. Armenia; Carl Wilson
21. Austria; Robert Dassanowsky
22. Belgium; Ronald Geerts
23. Czech Republic; Alice Nemcová Tejkalová, Filip Šára and David Sorfa
24. Denmark; Eva Novrup Redvall
25. Estonia; Margit Keerdo-Dawson
26. Finland; Riikka Pennanen and Raija Talvio
27. France; Elena Von Kassell, Kelley Conway, Kath Dooley, Mary Harrod, Susan Hayward, Florence Martin, Alison Smith, Isabelle Vandershelden and Jule Selbo
28. Germany; Ervin Malakaj, Alexis Krasilovsky, Andrew Kenneth Gay, Carl Wilson and Juliane Scholz
29. Greece; Tonia Kazakopoulou
30. Ireland; Díóg O'Connell and Susan Liddy
31. Italy; Mariapia Comand, Bernadette Luciano, Paolo Russo, Jule Selbo and Bridget Tompkins
32. Malta; Monika Maslowska
33. Netherlands; Annelies van Noortwijk, Erik Buikema, Thomas van den Berg, Gert Jan Harkema, Jennifer O'Connell, Rianne Pras, Vincent Ros, Johanna Seelbach, Steven Willemsen and Jaukje van Wonderen
34. Norway; Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
35. Poland; Jule Selbo
36. Romania; Monica Mitarca
37. Serbia and Yugoslavia; Olga Dimitrijevic
38. Spain; Julia Sabina Gutiérrez and Jeremy B. Warner
39. Sweden; Johanna Forsman and Kjell Sundstedt
40. Switzerland; Michael Burri
41. Turkey; Jule Selbo
42. United Kingdom; Lavinia Brydon, Marella Foster, Christine Gledhill, Stella Hockenhull, Nathalie Morris, Jill Nelmes, Jamie Sherry and Paul Wells
43. Canada; Michael Coutanche and J.T. Velikovsky
44. Cuba; Michelle Leigh Farrell
45. Jamaica; Tanya Gail Davies
46. Mexico; Maria-Teresa DePaoli and Felipe Pruneda Senties
47. United States of America; Jean Ansolabehere, Robert Arnett, Kristiina Hackel, Helen Jacey, Alexis Krasilovsky, Warren Lewis, Sam Lively, Victoria Lucas, Bettina Moss, Claudia Myers, Megan Reilly, Dorin Schumacher, Jule Selbo, Ann Slatton, Tom Stempel, Anna Weinstein and Rosanne Welch
48. Argentina; Linda Craig
49. Brazil; Camila Malagolini Gama
50. Chile; Carmen Sofia Brenes
51. Venezuela; Belkis Suárez Faillace

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"The stories about the storytellers in Women Screenwriters International Guide are sometimes as absorbing and fascinating as what the storytellers themselves had created as screenplays. The editors and writers of this book have conducted impressive research and new synthesis that often results in discoveries about film writers who happen to be of female gender, and thus contributing greatly to cinema scholarship." Milcho Manchevski - Macedonian screenwriter/director of Academy Award nominated Before the Rain (1994) and Dust (2001) and Mothers (2010)

"At last there is a comprehensive book dedicated to the female voice in film - internationally heralded women screenwriters and also those whose work may have been forgotten or unacknowledged beyond the borders of their own countries. It is an inspirational document for all female storytellers, wherever they may be in their careers, to know that they are part of a tribe with such deep roots globally. It is at the same time an extraordinary social history that will be of great interest to anyone passionate about filmmaking. It's time that the curtain to be lifted on female screenwriters! This book has been compiled and written with thoroughness and insight. It is a gift to the archives of film history." Kathryn Himoff - film editor and producer of features, television, documentaries: Man in the High Castle (2015),

Pollock (2000), Appaloosa (2008), Georgia O'Keefe (2009), Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), The Office

(2005), Ugly Betty (2006), Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002) and more.

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