November 2020 Newsletter – Inventions and Patents

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Inventions – and, in many cases, associated patents – have been key to the maturation of the film industry. Women have contributed in this areas, just like they have contributed in every other area of the movie business.

October 2020 Newsletter – Stuntwomen

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The documentary Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story came out recently in 2020. It profiles the often invisible women who do daring and dangerous stunts in lieu of the actress they are standing in for – so-called stunt doubles.

August 2020 Newsletter – Gone with the Wind

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The press surrounding the recent passing of Olivia de Havilland (age 104) constantly evokes the 1939 blockbuster Gone with the Wind (GWTW) for which she received a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

July 2020 Newsletter – Honoring Women of Color in the Silent Film Era

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A quote good enough to repeat from last month’s newsletter is from Oscar-winner Viola Davis, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” In this newsletter, we profile women of color during the silent film era whose contributions to the movie industry were hard-earned and the obstacles that they encountered underappreciated. They took whatever opportunities … Read More

April 2020 Newsletter – Contagion

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Contagion has become one of the most-watched movies around with a plot line that is in some ways eerily similar to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

February 2020 Newsletter – Oscar Wrap Up

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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.