The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s Oscar winners! Let’s take a look at how the women fared in this 92nd year of Oscar history.
In Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies, Barbara Bridges and Jill S. Tietjen write about 1,200 women who have contributed to the Hollywood film industry since its beginning.
Guest: Jill Tietjen, Historian and Author; Barbara Bridges, Founder of Women+Film Festival; Co-Authors of “Hollywood: Her Story, an Illustrated History of Women and the Movies” Here’s something we know for sure: The Oscar winner for Best Director will not be a woman. None of the women who directed successful and critically acclaimed films in 2019 – like Greta Gerwig for … Read More
When the 2020 Academy Award nominations were announced, many said women in film are finally breaking through. Today’s guests say “No, they’re making a comeback!” Co-authors Barbara Bridges and Jill S. Tietjen discuss how women helped found the movie industry – a time when they ran silent movie studios and held positions of power. When a female director, and an actress, were … Read More