The Women Who Run Hollywood

Selected at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 – Cannes Classics

Selected at the American Film Festival Deauville 2016

Selected at the Festival Lumière de Lyon 2016

Selected at the Athena Film Festival New York 2017

The first talkie was directed by Alice Guy; the first color film was produced by Lois Weber, who directed more than 300 films over 10 years. Frances Marion wrote screenplays  for the Hollywood Star Mary Pickford and won two Oscars; Dorothy Arzner was the most powerful film director in Hollywood.

And what do all of them have in common? They are all women and they have all been forgotten. Incredibly, it also took until 2010 for the first woman, Kathryn Bigelow, to win the Oscar for Best Director. Even if underrepresented women have always played a big part in Hollywood and it is this part of the film history left untold that this documentary sets out to uncover.

Directors : Julia Kuperberg & Clara Kuperberg
Year : 2015
Running Time : 52 minutes
Channel : OCS Géants

The Cast

Paula Wagner
Film Producer,  Mission Impossible

Ally Acker
Author of Reel Women, and Director of Reel Herstory with Jodie Foster

Cari Beauchamp
Biographer of Frances Marion

Robin Swicord
Screenwriter and Film Director

Lynda Obst
Film Producer

Lillian Gish (archive)

Sherry Lansing (archive)
Film Producer and Head of studio

Margaret Booth (archive)
Editor at the MGM