Women’s History Month: Frances Marion

In this day and age female screenwriters still face barriers within the film industry. In fact, a study conducted in 2017 found that women represented just 11 per cent of the writers on the United States’ top 250 films. They fared a little better in the world of Television, where they made up 33 per cent of television writers during the States’ 2016-17 season. One has to wonder what the great screenwriter Frances Marion would have to say about these figures. There's a high chance that you haven't heard of Marion, but her screenwriting attributes have had a long-lasting impact on cinema and helped shaped the language of storytelling on the big screen. She wrote the stories and scenarios for over three hundred films in a career that spans from early days of cinema and into the sound era. Her work earned her two Academy Awards for screenwriting.

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Bee Garner: Editor & Founder Hi there! I'm Bianca Garner AKA Bee, and you probably have heard all about me already. I shall keep this bio rather short as the rest of the team are far more interesting! I graduated in BA (Hons) Film & Television Studies and have found my way into film criticism.... Continue Reading →

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