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1 The Status of Women in Film and Advanced Production The Senior Project for the CIS Individual Major: Cinematic Studies and Film Production

2 Leon Gaumont George Melies Lumiere Bros DW Griffith

3 Lois Weber Director, Writer, Producer Dorothy Arzner Director, Writer Mary Pickford Actress and Producer

4 Silent Film Industry 1890’s-1920’s 20-25% of directors were women Still from Alice Guy Blaché’s La Fée aux Choux(2013)

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6 Alice Guy Born in 1873 in Paris First Female Filmmaker Arguably first fiction filmmaker ever Head of Production of Gaumont Film Company from

7 1907: Married Herbert Blaché and moved to America 1910: Created The Solax Company, largest pre- Hollywood studio ever She was enormously successful with over 1000 films Active until 1922 Alice Guy Blaché

8 So What Happened? Cover image from Prof. Alison McMahan’s “Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of Cinema (2003)

9 So What About Now? Promotional Image from The Avengers (2012)

10 Statistics from The Women’s Center of Film and Television at San Diego State University Graphics from New York Film Academy

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12 Statistics from The Women’s Center of Film and Television at San Diego State Graphics from New York Film Academy

13 The Problem is Money Still from Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

14 It’s All About Representation Promotional Image from American Hustle (2013)

15 Statistics from The Women’s Center of Film and Television at San Diego State Graphics from New York Film Academy

16 Statistics from The Women’s Center of Film and Television at San Diego State Graphics from New York Film Academy

17 Laura Mulvey and the Male Gaze Promotional Image from The Great Gatsby (2013)

18 The Bechdel Test Selection from Alison Bechdel’s Comic Dykes to Watch Out For (1985)

19 Still from Midnight in Paris (2012)

20 Promotional Image from Gravity (2013)

21 The Future?

22 Bibliography


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