11 Writing Book Reviews as Intro To Journals from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

11 Wring Book Reviews as Intro To Journal from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

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Host: When I’m trying to give people some tips on how they can maybe get their first article published and I often say to people that they should approach the book review editor and see if there’s anything that needs reviewing or of course go to the books review editor with like some really cool exhibition or something very recently seen and write book reviews because it’s a fast track way of getting yourself published and then, of course, people like you know that the person can be trusted to follow guidance and to submit to a deadline but do you have as a books review editor or just as an editor, in general, do you have any top tips for people looking to publish their first articles or…

Rosanne: Well you just gave the best one which is exactly how I got involved in the journal. I was invited to do a book review. A friend had written a book and she was like will you write a review of it. I was like oh, of course, that sounds fun. So yes then the editors got to know my name. I did a few more of those. I then published an article which was in fact about Dorothy Parker and then the book review editor was stepping down. He was changing universities and was going to get busy and so they invited me to do that and I was interested. So I started doing that and of course, then I’ve been able to help my MFA students by giving them assignments to write book reviews.

One of the benefits of attending conferences is that you can meet the editors from the companies that have published some of your books face to face. That happened at the recent SCMS conference where I met Intellect editor James Campbell and he invited me to be a guest on his InstagramLive show.

We chatted about my work with the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting, and then my work with co-editor Rose Ferrell on the Journal of Screenwriting’s special issue on Women in Screenwriting (Volume 11, Number 3) that came out recently and which featured articles about an international set of female screenwriters from Syria, Argentina, China and Canada (to name a few).

We even had time to nerd out on our own favorite classic films across the eras which brought up fun memories of Angels with Dirty Faces, Back to the Future, Bonnie and Clyde, and of course, all things Star Wars from the original 3 to The Mandalorian. It’s always so fun to talk to fellow cinephiles.

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With Intellect Books Editor James Campbell (@IntellectBooks)

Speaking with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author, teacher, and television screenwriter. Today we cover everything from women in screenwriting to our favorite Jimmy Cagney movies and Friends.

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10 More On A Special Issue on Women Screenwriters from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

10 More On A Special Issue on Women Screenwriters from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

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Because I’m in the States I made sure we had an article on a show in Canada because in the States everyone kind of erases Canada just like you know northern states but obviously not right? They have beautiful tv productions and the shows they put out are very multicultural in fact and that’s part of their mandate from the government. Basically, you need to make sure that we’re seeing the whole of Canada. So it was really interesting. It was like okay we got all this – we got probably 120 abstracts – people were very anxious to be in this issue and we could only use eight or nine of them. So I’m really proud of that fact and I think that that’s something that you know if I was well I do teach classes but other people who do I would hope that they would find articles in there that they could use in their class to highlight these female screenwriters from all over. So that’s the goal and then on a regular basis, I edit the book reviews. So I’m always like someone wants to write a book review or they have a new book they want to tell me about I would gladly – I need more information. So that’s our process.

One of the benefits of attending conferences is that you can meet the editors from the companies that have published some of your books face to face. That happened at the recent SCMS conference where I met Intellect editor James Campbell and he invited me to be a guest on his InstagramLive show.

We chatted about my work with the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting, and then my work with co-editor Rose Ferrell on the Journal of Screenwriting’s special issue on Women in Screenwriting (Volume 11, Number 3) that came out recently and which featured articles about an international set of female screenwriters from Syria, Argentina, China and Canada (to name a few).

We even had time to nerd out on our own favorite classic films across the eras which brought up fun memories of Angels with Dirty Faces, Back to the Future, Bonnie and Clyde, and of course, all things Star Wars from the original 3 to The Mandalorian. It’s always so fun to talk to fellow cinephiles.

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Speaking with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author, teacher, and television screenwriter. Today we cover everything from women in screenwriting to our favorite Jimmy Cagney movies and Friends.

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The live reading cast of “Mount Wilson” at @seriesfest runs through their tech rehearsal for tonight’s show. [Photos]

The live reading cast of “Mount Wilson” at @seriesfest runs through their tech rehearsal for tonight’s show. [Photos]

The live reading cast of “Mount Wilson” at @seriesfest runs through their tech rehearsal for tonight’s show.

Written by Adam Parker @wawparker , Misty Brawner, Betsy Leighton , Dr. Rosanne Welch

From SeriesFest…

Join us for the first public read of Mount Wilson, a drama pilot which follows Edwin Hubble, a rising astronomer, as he navigates his own web of lies as he works to disprove the theories of some of the greatest minds of the 20th Century. Hubble finds an unlikely alliance in Milton Humason, a maintenance worker at the Mount Wilson Observatory, who may just hold the key to the secrets of the Universe. Mount Wilson was written in partnership with the SeriesFest Writers Room Initiative and produced by Dilettante Productions and Unreal Media.

09 A Special Issue on Women Screenwriters from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

09 A Special Issue on Women Screenwriters from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

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Now the special issue we just did, I co-edited with Rose Farrell who’s at Edith Cowan University in Australia, and what I love about – we all come from this group called the Screenwriting Research Network, which meets internationally once a year, although not this year because of COVID. We were supposed to be in Oxford and we didn’t get to go but through that, we were just sitting around having a chat one day with the editor Craig Batty and I teased him because there’s always a special issue. There’s an issue on animation. There’s an issue in children’s films. I said why didn’t we ever do an issue on women and he stopped and he went, you could do it if you want. It’s like more work right but you want to see something done. Sometimes you just have to do it yourself. So then I was very smart because I knew how much work it would be and I called Rose and I said Rose do you want to do this with me and she was like oh what a great idea. So we did internationally this work you know going through zoom and going through our email and whatnot but she was the voice that said not only should this be about women but this should be about international women. We have published much about films in the UK and in the United States. What else can we find? So I’m really proud of the fact that you’ll find articles in there – a female writer from Syria – a female writer from Zimbabwe. We’ve got writers from Israel. We’ve got stories from Brazil. Peru. Argentina.

One of the benefits of attending conferences is that you can meet the editors from the companies that have published some of your books face to face. That happened at the recent SCMS conference where I met Intellect editor James Campbell and he invited me to be a guest on his InstagramLive show.

We chatted about my work with the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting, and then my work with co-editor Rose Ferrell on the Journal of Screenwriting’s special issue on Women in Screenwriting (Volume 11, Number 3) that came out recently and which featured articles about an international set of female screenwriters from Syria, Argentina, China and Canada (to name a few).

We even had time to nerd out on our own favorite classic films across the eras which brought up fun memories of Angels with Dirty Faces, Back to the Future, Bonnie and Clyde, and of course, all things Star Wars from the original 3 to The Mandalorian. It’s always so fun to talk to fellow cinephiles.

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A Table Reading: “Mount Wilson: 4-hour mini-series based on a book about the life of Edwin Hubble” – SeriesFest 2022 – Denver, CO

Mount Wilson Observatory

I’m happy to announce the public table reading of a new script I’ve co-written with 3 alums of the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting (Betsy Leighton, Misty Brawner, Adam Parker).  We were all involved in a mini-writers room earlier last year to come up with the outline for a 4-hour mini-series based on a book about the life of Edwin Hubble (of Hubble Telescope fame) – and we did.  Then the 4 of us wrote the pilot. Now we’ll all be attending the reading at the Gates Planetarium in Denver as part of SeriesFest.

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In honor of that project Douglas and I recently visited Mt. Wilson once again in this almost-post pandemic world and took photos of things like Hubble’s desk, and the wooden ladder they used to reach the platform – and, of course, the 100-inch telescope from which he made his major discoveries about the galaxy. 

What were these discoveries?  Well, you’ll have to attend the table reading – or watch the series when it sells – to find out.

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08 More On Dorothy Parker and A Star Is Born from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

08 More On Dorothy Parker and A Star Is Born from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

Transcript:

So she was writing what she knew, right? So, I think you can look into every version of that movie – and there have been four now – including the most recent, right, and see the ghost of her voice existing because the raw honesty of that experience – of feeling like how can I be with a man who the world was making feel less than me when I feel like we are equals but it’s going to eventually erode this relationship. That’s just really – and there are some lines from the first film – from 1937 – it was remade with Judy Garland in 1954 by Moss Hart who’s a famous Broadway playwright – but he, in his memoirs says that he used a lot of scenes verbatim because they were just so good there was no point to rewrite them. So, it’s wonderful to look for that sort of thing. So, if I was going to write about that movie, I don’t care that George Cukor directed the Judy Garland version. I care what voice – what writer’s voice do I see trace through that.

One of the benefits of attending conferences is that you can meet the editors from the companies that have published some of your books face to face. That happened at the recent SCMS conference where I met Intellect editor James Campbell and he invited me to be a guest on his InstagramLive show.

We chatted about my work with the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting, and then my work with co-editor Rose Ferrell on the Journal of Screenwriting’s special issue on Women in Screenwriting (Volume 11, Number 3) that came out recently and which featured articles about an international set of female screenwriters from Syria, Argentina, China and Canada (to name a few).

We even had time to nerd out on our own favorite classic films across the eras which brought up fun memories of Angels with Dirty Faces, Back to the Future, Bonnie and Clyde, and of course, all things Star Wars from the original 3 to The Mandalorian. It’s always so fun to talk to fellow cinephiles.

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Speaking with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author, teacher, and television screenwriter. Today we cover everything from women in screenwriting to our favorite Jimmy Cagney movies and Friends.

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07 Dorothy Parker and A Star Is Born from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

07 Dorothy Parker and A Star Is Born from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch: Screenwriter

Transcript:

Host: Why don’t you tell us more about the Journal of Screenwriting in general and then your special issue specifically.

Rosanne: Sure. Well, obviously it’s in the title. It’s about Screenwriting. So, anyone who sends some material in, we don’t want to hear about how the director affected the movie. We want to hear about what research you’ve done to prove deeper things. Like, for instance, I’m doing a presentation tomorrow on A Star Is Born. The original A Star is Born. That was written – people largely don’t know – by Dorothy Parker – who they do know as a famous female from New York who wrote essays and poetry and her husband, Alan Campbell and you don’t know his name, do you? No one’s ever heard of Alan Campbell. They got married when she was already famous. He was an actor on Broadway. He wanted to work in Hollywood. So that’s why they moved here. She didn’t want to come to LA. There was that whole New York is better than LA kind of feeling,. but they wrote this movie and I would contend that it’s her voice in this movie because they lived a life where she was always more famous than her husband and it destroyed their marriage. They ended up getting divorced. Later on, he died of a drug overdose.

One of the benefits of attending conferences is that you can meet the editors from the companies that have published some of your books face to face. That happened at the recent SCMS conference where I met Intellect editor James Campbell and he invited me to be a guest on his InstagramLive show.

We chatted about my work with the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting, and then my work with co-editor Rose Ferrell on the Journal of Screenwriting’s special issue on Women in Screenwriting (Volume 11, Number 3) that came out recently and which featured articles about an international set of female screenwriters from Syria, Argentina, China and Canada (to name a few).

We even had time to nerd out on our own favorite classic films across the eras which brought up fun memories of Angels with Dirty Faces, Back to the Future, Bonnie and Clyde, and of course, all things Star Wars from the original 3 to The Mandalorian. It’s always so fun to talk to fellow cinephiles.

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Speaking with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author, teacher, and television screenwriter. Today we cover everything from women in screenwriting to our favorite Jimmy Cagney movies and Friends.

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06 “Friends” and Diversity… from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

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Transcript:

One of the things Friends did well was they did that wonderful episode which was about economic diversity and not thinking about that. It was where they all wanted tickets to some fancy concert and the three of them had really good jobs and the three of them didn’t right and the three offered to buy their friends tickets and there was that real sense of I don’t need you to be above me. I don’t want to recognize that we have these economic differences and it was yeah it was a really timeless episode but it is shocking that the most ethnic person on the show was Joey you know. We’ve had Italians been here a long time. We don’t really qualify. Like I’m Sicilian but we don’t qualify as any kind of minority, underrepresented, voice. You know except that my relatives will complain about all the mafia movies because we’re more than that but at least we get movies right? At least people get Oscars for playing our characters. So yeah that’s the thing that’s interesting and different. It’s changed. It really is.

One of the benefits of attending conferences is that you can meet the editors from the companies that have published some of your books face to face. That happened at the recent SCMS conference where I met Intellect editor James Campbell and he invited me to be a guest on his InstagramLive show.

We chatted about my work with the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting, and then my work with co-editor Rose Ferrell on the Journal of Screenwriting’s special issue on Women in Screenwriting (Volume 11, Number 3) that came out recently and which featured articles about an international set of female screenwriters from Syria, Argentina, China and Canada (to name a few).

We even had time to nerd out on our own favorite classic films across the eras which brought up fun memories of Angels with Dirty Faces, Back to the Future, Bonnie and Clyde, and of course, all things Star Wars from the original 3 to The Mandalorian. It’s always so fun to talk to fellow cinephiles.

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Speaking with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author, teacher, and television screenwriter. Today we cover everything from women in screenwriting to our favorite Jimmy Cagney movies and Friends.

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Ranking TV Shows by Percentage of Female Writers

Ranking TV Shows by Percentage of Female Writers

What wonderful work journalist Hope Lasater did for BuzzFeed in ranking 50 famous TV shows, from fewest to most episodes written by women. Episodes co-written by a woman and episodes with a woman on a “story by” credit were counted. I Love Lucy ranks 1st with 95% written by a woman – most all the work of the marvelous Madeline Pugh.  Other shows that are fun to see on the list are The Mary Tyler Moore Show (since I was able to interview Treva Silverman for my book on The Monkees so we also talked about the 2 Emmy Awards she won while writing on the MTM show).  See how your favorite TV shows past and present ranked (or if they made the list at all). – Rosanne

Here are 50 famous TV shows, ranked from fewest to most episodes written by women.
Episodes co-written by a woman and episodes with a woman on a “story by” credit are being counted.

Read 50 Famous TV Shows Ranked By What Percentage Of Their Episodes Were Written By Women

05 Interesting Women Screenwriters? from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

05 Interesting Women Screenwriters? from In Conversation with Dr. Rosanne Welch and Intellect Books [Video]

Transcript:

Host: Were there any – are there any current female and screenwriters that you would sort of recommend we go and check out is there anyone making interesting work other than yourself, of course.

Rosanne: I think the beautiful thing about now is there are many of them. There aren’t TOO many of them but there are many of them. So we’re beginning to see opportunities come to a lot more women. Again what’s interesting to me is I worked in television more than film and tv has always been a better writer’s medium. Writers and Executive Producers are in charge. The directors are the journeymen who come and go. So there’s more power there. So you’re still seeing more powerful women arrive in the television scene – obviously like Shonda Rhimes – to create your own production company and to create constantly these high-powered, very well-received pieces. That’s a place where women have more power. So something like Shonda Rhimes, of course, is someone you can’t help but look up to because she created her career, you know, properly one step at a time. This movie. That movie. This sequel. That sequel. The next thing you know I’m doing this and bam – Grey’s Anatomy, right? So and Grey’s Anatomy has been on 15 seasons? That doesn’t happen much these days either. It’s become that sort of comfort tv that I know when it went to Netflix it’s one of the highest viewed pieces on Netflix even though it’s a rerun. People love it right and she created that. She just understood the sensibility of the time and she was ahead of the game and the multicultural world we all live in. I mean you’re living in New York right and the great joke about Friends is how could it be that there were all those friends who sat in a coffee shop and there was no one of color whoever came by. So we’ve moved beyond that right but she was already like there 15 years ago.

 

One of the benefits of attending conferences is that you can meet the editors from the companies that have published some of your books face to face. That happened at the recent SCMS conference where I met Intellect editor James Campbell and he invited me to be a guest on his InstagramLive show.

We chatted about my work with the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting, and then my work with co-editor Rose Ferrell on the Journal of Screenwriting’s special issue on Women in Screenwriting (Volume 11, Number 3) that came out recently and which featured articles about an international set of female screenwriters from Syria, Argentina, China and Canada (to name a few).

We even had time to nerd out on our own favorite classic films across the eras which brought up fun memories of Angels with Dirty Faces, Back to the Future, Bonnie and Clyde, and of course, all things Star Wars from the original 3 to The Mandalorian. It’s always so fun to talk to fellow cinephiles.

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With Intellect Books Editor James Campbell (@IntellectBooks)

Speaking with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author, teacher, and television screenwriter. Today we cover everything from women in screenwriting to our favorite Jimmy Cagney movies and Friends.

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