Dr. Rosanne Welch

About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Rosanne Welch, Phd, serves as Executive Director of Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting where she created a set of History of Screenwriting courses (because ‘History of Film’ courses become ‘History of Directors’ courses and thereby ‘History of Great Men’) and teaches courses in One-Hour Drama. Her television writing credits include Beverly Hills 90210Picket FencesABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel.

Welch edited When Women Wrote Hollywood (2018)named runner up for the Susan Koppelman Award honoring the best anthology, multi-authored, or edited book in feminist studies by the Popular Culture Association. She co-edited Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia (named to both the 2018 Outstanding References Sources List and to the list of Best Historical Materials, by the American Library Association) and wrote Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Popular Culture. Welch serves as Book Reviews editor for Journal of Screenwriting; and on the Editorial Board for both Written By magazine and California History Journal. In 2019 she was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Screenwriting Research Network for a two year term.

Her talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” was presented at the 2016 TEDxCPP.

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  1. Dr Welch,
    I have very much enjoyed what I have read of your writings and your presentations on video on YouTube. I am most interested in your work on Gene Gauntier as she was my grandmother’s first cousin. Gene’s father and my great grandfather were brothers. The story about Gene being “the movie star” has long been passed down in my family. I have a lovely photo portrait of her that my grandma kept in prose of place. Work such as yours is greatly needed, not only to help preserve these early forms of cinema art, but, more importantly, to accurately portray the true role of women in the early motion picture industry. May I say a big “Thank You” for your efforts, and also, might I say “You Go Girl”
    and wish you best success with your work.
    William Walkington

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