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Women Film Directors and Producers

Women film directors and producers and film company executives from around the world.
  1. Lucille Ball
  2. Leni Riefenstahl (12)

Pauline Kael Quotes
Quotes from the film critic Pauline Kael, known for her self-assured and strong opinions on both good and bad movies.

Eva Le Gallienne
A biography of Eva Le Gallienne, 20th century English actress,producer, and director, known for her support of repertory theater and her classical roles and productions.

Maria Luisa Bemberg: Obituary
Latin American female film director, from Argentina. This Encyclopedia Britannicaobituary outlines her life and contributions.

Foster, Jodie
Emphasis in this biography of Jodie Foster is her move from in front of the camera to behind it, as a director of films beginning with "Little Man Tate." (Spelling errors detract from pages on this web site, but the information is interesting.)

Alice Guy-Blaché
The first director to film a narrative, she's also the first woman movie director. This biography (with photo) include thoughts on why her contributions are usually ignored.

Ida Lupino: Queen of the B's
Photo image and article on Ida Lupino, B-movie 1940s/50s Hollywood actress whose search for greater creative control led to founding a production company with her husband and serving as producer and director for films with controversial content.

Euzhan Palcy
Martinique-born Euzhan Palcy was the first black woman to direct a Hollywood full-length feature film, "White Season," 1989.

Mary Pickford
This biography of Mary Pickford, "America's Sweetheart," emphasizes her business acumen. She achieved control over her own pictures by helping found United Artists, becoming actress, producer, studio owner and director.

Lois Weber
This "social realism" film director was active from 1914-1934, making films with strong moral content on themes from birth control to miscegenation.

Women Film Directors
An exhaustive list of women film directors, from G.A. Foster's Women Film Directors, a 1995 print publication.

Women in Cinema: a Reference Guide
Excellent overview of research resources for the student of women in film for both general films and feminist films. Lists bibliographies, books, articles and more.

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