If you are interested in contributing to the Women Film Pioneers Project, please contact the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions on the process. Additionally, please look over our Guidelines, which are located on the About page.
Current Calls for Contributors:
Call for Book Proposals: New Histories of Women in the Entertainment Industry New Histories of Women in the Entertainment Industry is a new series from Peter Lang Publishing focused on excavating, articulating, theorizing, and positioning new histories of women working “behind the screens” in the entertainment industries from 1960 to the present. We actively »
Out this month via University of Illinois Press: Pink-Slipped: What Happened to Women in the Silent Film Industries? by Jane M. Gaines From the University of Illinois Press website: Women held more positions of power in the silent film era than at any other time in American motion picture history. Marion Leonard broke from acting »
New Profiles from January-February 2018! Film accompanist Hazel Burnett (United States) by Kendra Preston Leonard. Actress, producer, and director Helena Cortesina (Spain) by Elena Cordero Hoyo Actress, screenwriter, director, and producer Lottie Lyell (Australia) by Margot Nash Film accompanist and inventor Alice Jay Smythe (United States) by Kendra Preston Leonard. New Overview Essays »
Trailer for the recent restoration of Shoes (Lois Weber, 1916) by the EYE Film Institute.
Japanese director, assistant director, editor, script supervisor, and screenwriter.
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Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013.