Filmmakers on Film: Pioneering Women in Film Collection

Filmmakers on Film: Pioneering Women in Film Collection

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A 10-Part Series on Pioneering Women in Film Award winning series that premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. This Series Includes: Screenwriters on Screenwriting : Explore the challenging world of the screenwriter with renowned industry writers. Features: Jay Presson Allen, Harriet Frank Jr., Fay Kanin, Margarethe von Trotta, and Euzhan Palcy. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film. Editors on Editing : Film editing initially began as a woman's art in France. As veteran film editor, Dede Allen, tell it, They thought that women were good at little details, like sewing. Before editing became a craft, women were the earliest technicians. Today, the long tradition of women editors carries on. Features: Dede Allen, Margaret Booth and Carol Littleton, Brianne Murphy and Kevin Brownlow. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film. Actresses Turned Producer/Director: From Mary Pickford to Barbra Streisand the successful actress turned producer/director is one of Hollywood's longest standing traditions. Features: Lee Grant and Rita Moreno. Includes interview materials with Barbra Streisand. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film. The Producer/Director Relationship: The Producer and the Director must function like two hands of the same heart. These two rare interviews take us from the beginning to the end of one movie, A Dry White Season. Features: award-winning Martinique director, Euzhan Palcy, and award winning Hollywood producer, Paula Weinstein. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film. Directors on Directing (Part 1) : This documentary features the most gifted young directors of the 80's and 90's, revealing the secrets of their success in their craft. Features: Susan Seidelman and Amy Heckerling. Includes interview material with Barbra Streisand. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film. Directors on Directing (Part 2) : This documentary features the most gifted young directors of the 80's and 90's, revealing the secrets of their success in their craft. Features: Martha Coolidge, Donna Deitch. Includes interview material with Barbra Streisand. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film. Foreign Reel Women : Non-US directors speak about the idiosyncrasies of filmmaking in their respective countries. Because of the difficulty of financing, very few American film directors establish a body of work. For American women directors, the problem is two-fold. But in Europe, Canada, and some countries of South America, filmmaking is often government subsidized, making it possible for filmmakers to become prolific in their craft. Features: Germany's Margarethe von Trotta, Canada's Rina Fraticelli, and Venezuelan's Fina Torres. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film. Producers on Producing : Who should direct the film? Who should write it? Who should edit the final product? With major Hollywood studios, these questions lie within the producer's domain. Marcia Nasatir was the first female VP of a major studio. Sherry Lansing was the first woman to become president of a major studio. Features: Sherry Lansing, Marcia Nasatir, Lauren Schuler-Donner, Lynda Obst, Debra Hill. Also includes interview materials with Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Kevin Brownlow and Molly Haskell. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film. Early Directors on Directing: There were more women directors before 1920 than at any other time in history. The first director to put a narrative story on celluloid was, Alice Guy Blache in 1896. Few people know that Lillian Gish became a director in her own right in 1920. Ida Lupino directed over a hundred episodes of Have Gun, Will Travel, Thriller, Gunsmoke, and many independent features. Features: A very rare interview with Lillian Gish in her role as director. Also, Mala Powers (a Lupino find) speaks about Lupino the director. Includes interview materials with Katharine Hepburn about pioneering director, Dorothy Arzner. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film. Pioneers of the Cinema: The Herstory : There were more women working in influential positions behind the scenes in film before 1920 than at any other time in history. Filmmaker, author, nationwide lecturer Ally Acker, takes us on an archival journey of the pioneering female filmmakers who have transformed the way we look at movies from 1896 to the present. This compelling event has toured three countries. Ally Acker is the author of REEL WOMEN: Pioneers of the Cinema, The First Hundred Years. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, Filmmakers on Film.
Publisher: Reel Women Media, 2009
[San Francisco, California, USA] : 2016. Kanopy Streaming,
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (447 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: Reel Women Media (Firm)
Kanopy (Firm)

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