Elizabeth Weitzman

Renegade Women in Film & TV

A charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry. This book blends stunning illustrations, fascinating biographical profiles, and *exclusive interviews* with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, Amy Poehler, and Sigourney Weaver to celebrate the accomplishments of 50 extraordinary women throughout the history of entertainment. 

Each profile highlights the groundbreaking accomplishments and essential work of pioneers from the big and small screens, offering little-known facts about household names (Lucille Ball, Oprah Winfrey, Nora Ephron) and crucial introductions to overlooked pioneers (Alla Nazimova, Anna May Wong, Frances Marion). From 19th century iconoclast Alice Guy-Blaché to 21st century trailblazer Ava DuVernay, Renegade Women honors the women who succeeded against all odds, changing their industry in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

Elizabeth Weitzman
Elizabeth Weitzman was most recently a senior film critic at the New York Daily News, where she covered entertainment for 15 years. She has also written for the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Village Voice, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and many others. In 2015, she was named one of New York’s Top Film Critics by The Hollywood Reporter—one of only three women that year to make the list. In addition to being a member of the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle, Weitzman holds a Master’s Degree in Cinema Studies from NYU and is the author of several books for children and young adults.

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