Interdisciplinary Connections seminar series (Autumn): Women Directors in Hollywood from the 1980s

Posted by jcm22 at Sep 19, 2018 02:30 PM |
28 November 2018 - This lecture will offer an introduction to the careers and films of Hollywood’s most profitable female directors – asking that we take seriously the work of women in the mainstream.


Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018
Time: 12noon - 1pm
Location: Attenborough Second Floor LR 206

Contact: Dr Claire Jenkins


Speaker: Dr Claire Jenkins

Following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the limited opportunities for women in Hollywood have come under the spotlight. Despite this recent media attention there remains little focus in popular, or academic work, on women who have had success, as filmmakers, within the industry.

This session will introduce those women directors who have made over $100 million with a single movies at the US domestic box office, making the case for why these women deserve a place in Hollywood histories and academic scholarship, and highlighting the way in which the industry has limited their opportunities and success.

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