“When Women Wrote Hollywood” Book Signing at the Citizen Jane Film Festival

Just booked my tickets for Citizen Jane – so excited to see students do their Research Paper presentations, to experience the whole festival (Agnes Varda’s ‘Faces/Places’ was my fav film last year) and, of course, to attend the Columbia launch of our book!

 

New Essay in Outside In: OUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB: 139 New Perspectives on 139 Buffy Stories by 139 Writers – Pre-Order – Available Nov 2, 2018

I was given the grand job of writing about HUSH for this collection – so I published my Buffy 4-act structure lecture, which they found unique and which I continue to use as an opening lecture to each of my one-hour drama classes every semester. — Rosanne


Outside In Stab CoverOUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB: 139 New Perspectives on 139 Buffy Stories by 139 Writers

This item will be released on November 2, 2018.Celebrating over 25 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, OUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB is a collection of 139 reviews, one for every story of the television series, plus the movie and a couple extras. Featuring contributions from Susanne Lambdin, Jill Sherwin, Rosanne Welch, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Robert Greenberger, Rich Handley, David A. McIntee, and over a hundred more!

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“When Women Wrote Hollywood” is at the Citizen Jane Film Festival – November 1-4, 2018, Columbia, Missouri

When Women Wrote Hollywood is a collection of 23 essays focused on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood.

Celebrate the work of these female screenwriters by meeting the authors!

Buy the book, listen to the authors share about their subjects, and get your book signed!

* Citizen Jane Film Festival Badge Not Required – This is a FREE Event!

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City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition for Rosanne Welch

Many thanks to Jake Flynn, Communications Director for Bob Blumenfield, for arranging the presentation of this Certificate full of beautiful hand done calligraphy. (We learned during the presentation that the city of Los Angeles has 2 full-time calligraphers on staff!)

It’s for all the work we do with the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting bringing more female voices and female-centric stories into the marketplace, which is already a pleasure. So this was truly some icing for the cake. 

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“When Women Wrote Hollywood” Book Launch Event [Video] (31:40)

 

When Women Wrote Hollywood Book Launch Event
August 11,2 018 at the Jim Henson Studios, where the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting program resides.

These 23 essays cover a range of female screenwriters from the early years of film through the 1940s, women whose work helped create the unforgettable stories and characters beloved generations of audiences but whose names have been left out of most film histories. Not this one. This collection is dedicated to those women and written by a group of women grateful to stand on the shoulders of those who came before – as a beacon to those who will come after.

Many thanks to the essay contributors who joined us and spoke so eloquently about the women writers they had researched: Toni Anita Hull, Laura Kirk, Amelia Phillips, Sarah Phillips, Julie Berkobien, Khanisha Foster, Lauren Smith, and to Cari Beauchamp, who wrote the Forward to the collection.


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Class of 2020 – Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting in Television via Instagram

Class of 2020 - Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting in Television via Instagram

Class of 2020 – Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting in Television 

Our latest class is in Los Angeles for their first workshop session so we took the opportunity to grab our first group photo. 

They’ll be back in August for another 10-day session and two more workshops in their second year. 

Always great to welcome a new set of MFA students each year!

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eBook Editions Now Available – When Women Wrote Hollywood

eBook Editions Now Available – When Women Wrote Hollywood

When Women Wrote Hollywood eBook Editions Now Available

 

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This collection of 23 new essays focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood, whose work helped create those unforgettable stories and characters beloved by audiences–but whose names have been left out of most film histories. The contributors trace the careers of such writers as Anita Loos, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Lillian Hellman, Gene Gauntier, Eve Unsell and Ida May Park, and explore themes of their writing in classics like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ben Hur, and It’s a Wonderful Life.

When Women Wrote Hollywood Book Launch Event – August 11, 2018 [Photos]

When Women Wrote Hollywood Book Launch Event - August 11, 2018 [Photos]

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In honor of the launch of our book of essays – When Women Wrote Hollywood – Jake Flynn, Communications Director for Councilmember Bob Blumenfield presented us this Certificate of Recognition from the Los Angeles City Council for “bringing students from throughout the country to Los Angeles and pairing them with mentors in the heart of the entertainment business…

The flexibility of the program allows for a diverse student body which in turn promotes the telling of stories that have not been heard before.” One certificate will return home to Stephens College with Dean Gail Humphries Mardirosian, who flew out to attend the launch, and the other two will stay with Ken and I here in Los Angeles.

Many thanks to the essay contributors who joined us and spoke so eloquently about the women writers they had researched: Toni Anita Hull, Laura Kirk, Amelia Phillips, Sarah Phillips, Julie Berkobien, Khanisha Foster, Lauren Smith, and to Cari Beauchamp, who wrote the Forward to the collection.


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Angelus Review of “America’s Forgotten Founding Father”

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What a treat – reading the review of my book America’s Forgotten Founding Father in Angelus, the weekly Catholic magazine of Los Angeles.  I enjoyed the way the magazine’s reviewer,  Robert Brennan, compared Mazzei to Forest Gump in that he met so many other, far more well known Founding Fathers. Since it is a novel, Mr. Brennan had called me to ask about the historical accuracy of some of those meetings and I was happy to have been able to say that Mazzei led such an interesting life I didn’t need to make any of that up – even much of his dialogue comes from his own prolific correspondence with everyone from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams.

My favorite part of the review is the ending when Brennan shows how history teaches us how to handle our current lives.

“Although men like Jefferson, Washington and Adams represented a homogeneous group of white, English, Protestant, landed gentry, they all welcomed a new immigrant from a non-English speaking, predominantly Catholic country. And Filippo Mazzei showed that a Catholic could, in good conscience, be fully integrated into that great American experiment at its birth, and help christen it with a little holy water.”

Read the entire review – Not born of the 4th of July — but should have been by Robert Brennan


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Kirkus Review – America’s Forgotten Founding Father by Rosanne Welch

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I’m happy to share this review for my book on Filippo Mazzei, America’s Forgotten Founding Father, from the Kirkus Review website.

I imagine all authors are nervous when hearing there is a professional review of their work available to view. But I fell in love with Filippo while researching this novel and figured other folks would, too. 

I’m especially happy they noted all the “intriguing historical tidbits” as those were so much fun to include.  It fuels my desire to get as many of those ‘intriguing historical tidbits’ into my new book on Garibaldi – but I admit that’s harder as these facts aren’t on the tip of my tongue the way American history is (after teaching it for the last 10 years) so the digging has taken me much longer. 

Read the review yourself!  And then (hopefully) order the book. Filippo did so much for our country, the least we can do is know his story.

Read the Kirkus Review – America’s Forgotten Founding Father


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