Celluloid Ceiling

Celluloid Ceiling

ISBN: 9780956632906
Price: 15.99 GBP
Extent: 288 pages
Size: 129mm x 198mm
Category: Film/Popular Culture
Territory: World
Published: April 2014

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New title in the series Women and the Arts from SUPERNOVA BOOKS

CELLULOID CEILING: women film directors breaking through

Edited by Gabrielle Kelly and Cheryl Robson

• Includes exclusive interviews with women directors

• Essential resource for film students, gender studies courses and film fans alike

Now Kathryn Bigelow has made history as the first woman to win an Oscar for directing, is this a new era for women filmmakers? The figures suggest otherwise. Seeking to redress the imbalance between male and female film directors, Celluloid Ceiling explores inspiring new work appearing in the USA, the UK and globally. Highlighting emerging women directors alongside ground-breaking pioneers, this is a one-stop guide to the leading women film directors in the 21st century and those who inspired them.

From Oscar-winning action director Kathryn Bigelow to emerging strong voices from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Laos, particular attention is paid to women making films in traditionally male-dominated areas such as action, sci-fi and fantasy and to works with a new take on the violence and pornography of the horror genre. This book shows that the changes overturning current business and artistic processes are opening up new opportunities for women film directors who are determined make the most of these.

With contributions ranging from Africa, Latin America, Europe, USA, Asia and India to new voices in Japanese and Middle Eastern cinema, and covering women directors working in TV, as well as the first woman director Alice Guy Blache, the rise of the independent and the horror aficionados the Soska Sisters, Celluloid Ceiling includes numerous interviews and b/w photographs.


GABRIELLE KELLY, screenwriter and producer, has worked in Hollywood on both studio and indie films. Her films include All the Queen's Men, Stag and D.A.R.Y.L and the script for All Ages Night, set in the music scene of LA. She developed and edited the industry bible, The Movie Business; a Legal guide with entertainment Lawyer, Kelly Crabb.

CHERYL ROBSON is a writer and producer of several short independent films, most recently Rock n' Roll Island. She worked at the BBC for several years


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