Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Women Screenwriters, 1900-1920

The first great class of screenwriters were women who addressed important social issues that other women would want to see on screen. But they didn’t just write.

One of the first film chroniclers (historians) wrote in 1915:
In no line of endeavor has a woman made so emphatic an impress than in the amazing film industry, which has created in its infant stage a new and compelling art wherein the gentler sex is now so active a factor that one may not name a single vocation in either the artistic or business side of its progress in which women are not conspicuously engaged.

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