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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. Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, fascinating biographical profiles, and exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, and Sigourney Weaver to c 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. Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, fascinating biographical profiles, and exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, 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 Blach� 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.


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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. Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, fascinating biographical profiles, and exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, and Sigourney Weaver to c 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. Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, fascinating biographical profiles, and exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, 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 Blach� 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.

30 review for Renegade Women in Film and TV

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. First off, this is a gorgeous coffee table book! The illustrations are so cute and I love the backgrounds of each portrait. The backgrounds all showcase something special about the woman featured. I loved the selection of women featured. It was very inclusive. There were lots of women of color and even some LGBT ones as well. As for the descriptions of the women, they were on the short side, but this is a coffee table I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. First off, this is a gorgeous coffee table book! The illustrations are so cute and I love the backgrounds of each portrait. The backgrounds all showcase something special about the woman featured. I loved the selection of women featured. It was very inclusive. There were lots of women of color and even some LGBT ones as well. As for the descriptions of the women, they were on the short side, but this is a coffee table book so I was 100% okay with that. This book is meant to be more of an introduction to these incredible women, rather than a full analysis on them. The author even complied a list of essential viewing (films and TV episodes) for each woman listed to further encourage readers to physically see the work they have created. I could definitely tell that she worked in the entertainment industry because she knew her stuff and it showed. I also enjoyed the interviews. They were short but still insightful. The author asked the right questions that really fit the theme of the book well. Lastly, I liked how current this book is. It does mention some current issues like the #MeToo movement a few times. Overall, this is a beautiful coffee table book that highlights 50 amazing women and their groundbreaking accomplishments.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Renegade Women in Film and TV is the pretty epic tribute to trailblazing women. The illustrations are out-of-this-world, and I loved all the profiles and interview tidbits. Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, Oprah, Frances Marion- so many icons. This is a beautiful and thoughtful book for gifting or display. I plan to keep mine out where I can show it off. I received a complimentary copy. Many of my reviews can also be found on instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader Renegade Women in Film and TV is the pretty epic tribute to trailblazing women. The illustrations are out-of-this-world, and I loved all the profiles and interview tidbits. Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, Oprah, Frances Marion- so many icons. This is a beautiful and thoughtful book for gifting or display. I plan to keep mine out where I can show it off. I received a complimentary copy. Many of my reviews can also be found on instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nursebookie

    This gorgeous book was an amazing tribute, and beautifully illustrated book of the women in film and television and the most iconic names in the entertainment industry.   Renegade Women in Film and TV has stunning illustrations, with biographical profiles, exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, and Sigourney Weaver, Lucille Ball, Oprah Winfrey, and Nora Ephron to name a few. This beautiful book lives on my coffee table as it is such a great conversation starter and i This gorgeous book was an amazing tribute, and beautifully illustrated book of the women in film and television and the most iconic names in the entertainment industry.   Renegade Women in Film and TV has stunning illustrations, with biographical profiles, exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, and Sigourney Weaver, Lucille Ball, Oprah Winfrey, and Nora Ephron to name a few. This beautiful book lives on my coffee table as it is such a great conversation starter and it’s just simply beautiful. This book makes an excellent gift to family, friends, colleague for any occasion as well.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Crystal Zavala

    Thank you to Elizabeth Weitzman for sending me this finished copy of Renegade Women in Film and TV! The illustrations are absolutely stunning. There are so many incredible women included in this book that I have never heard of. It was and is still rare for women to be leaders in the industry. So many of these women have written Memoirs and I will be tracking them down in order to read them! This book will have a permanent home on the coffee table in our living room.

  5. 4 out of 5

    USOM

    (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) Reading Renegade Women in Film & TV just makes you appreciate how far things have come. We've still got a long way to go, but you read about women whose achievements were taken away from them. Who lived against the grain of society, suffered to create art, and to live true to themselves. Some of these names you might recognize, others you may never have heard of. It's just a testam (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) Reading Renegade Women in Film & TV just makes you appreciate how far things have come. We've still got a long way to go, but you read about women whose achievements were taken away from them. Who lived against the grain of society, suffered to create art, and to live true to themselves. Some of these names you might recognize, others you may never have heard of. It's just a testament to the ways some of these women have had to fight for their recognition, to even appear in a book like this.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea | thrillerbookbabe

    I loved this book! This book is everything I love to support and want in a book. Each page is a different profile of an amazing woman like Oprah, Shonda Rhimes, and Amy Poehler. Thank you so much to Renegade Film Book for this beautiful and inspiring book! Strong women are a major part of my life, and a huge aspiration for me.⁣ ⁣ So, here’s to strong women⁣ May we know them⁣ May we be them ⁣ May we raise them ⁣ Check out this book if you want a beautifully illustrated book about some really amazing wo I loved this book! This book is everything I love to support and want in a book. Each page is a different profile of an amazing woman like Oprah, Shonda Rhimes, and Amy Poehler. Thank you so much to Renegade Film Book for this beautiful and inspiring book! Strong women are a major part of my life, and a huge aspiration for me.⁣ ⁣ So, here’s to strong women⁣ May we know them⁣ May we be them ⁣ May we raise them ⁣ Check out this book if you want a beautifully illustrated book about some really amazing women!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Fatima Sheriff

    Probably not for advanced film students but for someone who doesn't know a lot about the history of Hollywood, this is a comprehensive, easy to listen to introduction. Probably not for advanced film students but for someone who doesn't know a lot about the history of Hollywood, this is a comprehensive, easy to listen to introduction.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nerita

    Wonderful book full of information about awesome women who broke and still are breaking boundaries in tv and movies, a must-read.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Isabel (The Reader & The Chef)

    After finishing Renegade Women in Film & TV, I have created a list of movies that I want to watch! Seriously, there is so much more I would love to learn about this industry and this book is a great guide to start. From writers, to first stunt women, I have read about so many amazing women inside the moviemaking industry. In this book we read about the struggles that so many of them went through the industry just by being a woman. Then add that to the fact that few of them were offered demeaning After finishing Renegade Women in Film & TV, I have created a list of movies that I want to watch! Seriously, there is so much more I would love to learn about this industry and this book is a great guide to start. From writers, to first stunt women, I have read about so many amazing women inside the moviemaking industry. In this book we read about the struggles that so many of them went through the industry just by being a woman. Then add that to the fact that few of them were offered demeaning roles just for coming from different heritages... so many unjustices. However, we are still working for such prejudices to end and hopefully will happen soon. All in all, it was a great read... . Full review coming soon!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Colleen

    Out of the box, we learn who started it all: Alice Guy-Blache ... except the excerpt ends on a titillating point of her "fascinating, no-holds-barred memoir". WHY DIDN'T THEY MENTION THE TITLE OF THE BOOK RIGHT THERE? That bugged me beyond measure. It's listed in the 'Select Biography' section, but to go looking for it when it could have been worked into the sentence is really annoying. Loved the interesting stories overall - the diversity is well rounded, from immigrants and people on the LGBTQ Out of the box, we learn who started it all: Alice Guy-Blache ... except the excerpt ends on a titillating point of her "fascinating, no-holds-barred memoir". WHY DIDN'T THEY MENTION THE TITLE OF THE BOOK RIGHT THERE? That bugged me beyond measure. It's listed in the 'Select Biography' section, but to go looking for it when it could have been worked into the sentence is really annoying. Loved the interesting stories overall - the diversity is well rounded, from immigrants and people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum to all sorts of nationalities, plus many interviews with those still living. All aspects of Hollywood are included, from writers to filmmakers, stunt women to producers, designers to sports broadcasters, etc. The quotes are an added bonus to each feature. I'm on the fence if I like the caricatures, or if I would have preferred their actual picture - I think it would have been more interesting to see what they looked like in a panel throughout their careers, or stills from their careers. The write-ups are quick, easy reads, and I think those that like these types of books will be happy to search out a few biographies on some of their favorites. It is also NOT a book about a bunch of actresses - each of this women deserve to be called a "renegade" in their thinking and actions throughout their time in the industry. Might need some hand-selling, especially to boys, but to have NF option as interesting and quick as this will be a nice addition to the list.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Hannah | Reading Under Covers

    I want a whole series detailing every woman who has had an impact/been a success in the industry. So so empowering.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I would like Part II, with all of the women swiftly listed in the last paragraph of the book. Major kudos for the Watch List provided at the end of the text.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    Thank you so much to Elizabeth Weitzman for sending me a free copy of her book @renegadefilmbook! THIS BOOK! Ohh, I’m in love! I’m a feminist, love film, & am all about lifting up women & sharing their stories. This book hit all the marks. RENEGADE WOMEN is more of a coffee table type book, with brief 1 to 2 page summaries & interviews of notable women. Along with the text, @austenclaire has provided stunning illustrations— seriously, they are absolutely amazing. What I loved about this book is th Thank you so much to Elizabeth Weitzman for sending me a free copy of her book @renegadefilmbook! THIS BOOK! Ohh, I’m in love! I’m a feminist, love film, & am all about lifting up women & sharing their stories. This book hit all the marks. RENEGADE WOMEN is more of a coffee table type book, with brief 1 to 2 page summaries & interviews of notable women. Along with the text, @austenclaire has provided stunning illustrations— seriously, they are absolutely amazing. What I loved about this book is the tid-bits of history. It’s great to get a brief overview of film history & icons. I have taken a few film classes previously, but often times we are not learning about the women behind the scenes, or at all. I loved getting to know more & noted a few women that I want to research some more on. I have several cousins who are middle school & high school age that I am considering buying this book for them as Christmas gifts. I think for young girls, having these stories & roles models is huge. While some of the women featured were actors, a great deal of them worked on the writing & production side. These women were bold, driven, & didn’t give up in the face of adversity. It’s important for girls to see this kind of information & hear success stories to serve as a guide. RENEGADE WOMEN in FILM & TV gets 5 stars from me! Add it to your TBR! Leave it on your coffee table! Gift it to your friends & family! 📚

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cátia Vieira

    last book of 2019!! A book about incredible women, of course! 'Renegade Women in Film & TV' by Elizabeth Weitzman includes a list of women who struggled to work in the film and television industry but made it! Each page features a woman with a little introductory text and an illustration. The illustrations are superb! This also makes the perfect coffee table book, btw! For more reviews, follow me on Instagram: @booksturnyouon last book of 2019!! A book about incredible women, of course! 'Renegade Women in Film & TV' by Elizabeth Weitzman includes a list of women who struggled to work in the film and television industry but made it! Each page features a woman with a little introductory text and an illustration. The illustrations are superb! This also makes the perfect coffee table book, btw! For more reviews, follow me on Instagram: @booksturnyouon

  15. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    A very well done overview of important women in cinema and television. This book serves as more of an introduction as each bio is rather short. I appreciated the interviews included, and I applaud the author for looking to include women of color and LGBT women. This is a quick read, but there is a bibliography included for further reading. Also included is a must-watch list for each of the women covered.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Clarissa

    I consider myself a feminist. Not the sort who hates men and thinks the world would be better without them, but one who believes in true equality between the sexes. In every field and every facet of life, I want women to have the same opportunity that any man gets. No matter where they started out in life, their race, religion, sexuality, anything like that, men can succeed. But a woman? Sadly, that doesn’t happen. Women are not yet equal despite all the progress we make. But I firmly believe th I consider myself a feminist. Not the sort who hates men and thinks the world would be better without them, but one who believes in true equality between the sexes. In every field and every facet of life, I want women to have the same opportunity that any man gets. No matter where they started out in life, their race, religion, sexuality, anything like that, men can succeed. But a woman? Sadly, that doesn’t happen. Women are not yet equal despite all the progress we make. But I firmly believe that we’re on the trajectory to that true and real equality. That’s a whole speech for another day, but I do hope you understand. However, there’s a new wave of encouraging girls and young women, which I think is fantastic. Girls can be anything, do anything. Don’t ever let anyone hold you back, ladies. To paraphrase Peggy Carter (MCU) and Captain America (comics): If they try to keep you from reaching your goal, it is your duty to plant yourself before them, like a tree, and look them in the eye and say, “You move.” Basically, I’m someone who grew up with the Spice Girls and believed in ‘girl power!’ And I still do, thank you very much! What does that have to do with this? A lot. You guys, this came up on a retweet I saw and it grabbed my attention. Renegade Women in Film and TV. Just that title intrigued me! I was delighted to get this copy because of the subject and also the obvious: that artwork. It grabs your eye right away and invites you in. If you love it and want to see more of it, you can visit Austen Claire Clements’ website. This book includes 50 women who have made the film industry what it is today. We go from “19th-century iconoclast Alice Guy-Blaché to 21st-century trailblazer Ava DuVernay.” There are names both familiar and unfamiliar; women who have put in the work, only to have history forget them or for men to get the credit and glory. Nowadays, more and more women will follow the lead–or make their own. And to that, I say, rock on, sisters! The beautiful thing about this book is that it includes all sorts of women. No one is left out. White, black, latinx, LGBTQ, trans, cisgender, Jewish, atheist…et cetera. The common theme is how they are breaking or have broken the glass ceiling. From women that some of us have likely never heard of to other powerhouses whom everyone knows. Each of them has paved a way for generations of women to come. My favorites were Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Barbra Streisand (who was interviewed for this book. Cue my fangirling.), Hattie McDaniel (Mammy from Gone With The Wind), Rita Moreno (also interviewed!), Laverne Cox, Oprah, Patty Jenkins (director of Wonder Woman)…all of them are amazing and I feel all the better for having learned who they were. Each bio, although short, is filled with just enough interest to have you going, ‘wow!’ You can’t help it; there’s such a great deal to learn. I adored this book, which I’m sure is blatantly obvious. I love history and I love entertainment. I was most certainly a target for this book and I am so glad that I spotted it. I’m also thankful that I was granted a copy for review. It’s one that I will definitely recommend to friends and family. If Old Hollywood interests you or if you’re just in it for some of today’s big names, there is something here for you. And if you think some names are missing, check the back! They get love too. Like Tina Fey for example. There’s plenty more to see and learn. There’s also a list of works you can check out to see the women mentioned, or that they directed or produced. I would highly recommend it. I also had fun looking on YouTube to see if I could find any more about these powerhouses.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Aimee Dars

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Elizabeth Weitzman for sending me a copy of her fabulous book, 𝘙𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 & 𝘛𝘝! I loved it! With stunningly illustrations, 𝘙𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯 offers profiles of fifty women instrumental in the television and film industry. Some of them are well known, such as Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, and Ellen DeGeneres, and others, despite their accomplishments, have sadly been only footnotes to history until now. When I was in college, I took a number of film c Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Elizabeth Weitzman for sending me a copy of her fabulous book, 𝘙𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 & 𝘛𝘝! I loved it! With stunningly illustrations, 𝘙𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯 offers profiles of fifty women instrumental in the television and film industry. Some of them are well known, such as Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, and Ellen DeGeneres, and others, despite their accomplishments, have sadly been only footnotes to history until now. When I was in college, I took a number of film classes, and I didn’t hear about Alice Guy-Blanché, the first filmmaker to create a fiction film (in 1896) and went on to found one of the United States’s first movie production studios but whose husband stole credit for her accomplishments. I was also unfamiliar with Dorothy Arzner, the single prominent female director in Hollywood in the 1930s. Elizabeth Weitzman reclaims the story of these women, showing how critical they were to the development of the film and television industries—and what obstacles they face and continue to face. In addition to the illuminating profiles, the book includes interviews with icons including Barbara Streisand, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, and more. Reading Rita Morea’s interview, I actually cried hearing about experiences and her view of the future. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in women’s history or the film and television industries. It would also make a phenomenal gift.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    WOW! Featuring Mini Biographies and Achievements by over 50 Women in Television and Film, this is one of the coolest History books about Women in the Arts Medium. 9 of these 50 women get to share their own unique histories, including well known stars like Barbra Streisand and Amy Poehler, to the mother of cinema Alice Guy-Blache, to journalists like Barbara Walters, to activists and LGBTQ+ personalities including Laverne Cox and Ellen DeGeneres. From the Latinx community including EGOT winner Ri WOW! Featuring Mini Biographies and Achievements by over 50 Women in Television and Film, this is one of the coolest History books about Women in the Arts Medium. 9 of these 50 women get to share their own unique histories, including well known stars like Barbra Streisand and Amy Poehler, to the mother of cinema Alice Guy-Blache, to journalists like Barbara Walters, to activists and LGBTQ+ personalities including Laverne Cox and Ellen DeGeneres. From the Latinx community including EGOT winner Rita Mareno to Academy Award winning Actress Salma Hayek, the African American Community with Dorothy Dandridge and Hattie McDaniel, and the great television goddesses of Comedy, Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett. Additionally, wonderful writers/producers/directors and other women who made an impact on the Film and Television Industries. Also, be sure and check out the double-digit ADDITIONAL women that don't have a mini bio in the book as well as the film suggestions featuring and about some of these amazing and inspiring women! In Film and Television, these women carried the films both on camera AND behind-the-scenes! Get it! A perfect lead for any movie buff, celebrity fan, aspiring artist, or for women's history month! Learn from the Best and most resilient activist and talented women in Cinematic History!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Petty Lisbon

    3.5 I thought this would be a surface level Tumblr style book with a lot of celebrities from today but it went above and beyond that. Most of this book was focused on people before the 70's and a lot of them were deep cuts who did behind the scenes stuff. I like reading about pop culture but I didn't know a lot of these names and I'm glad to learn their stories. Each summary had a lot of heart in them (in the intro, she mentioned that most of the early women had unhappy endings. I just thought sh 3.5 I thought this would be a surface level Tumblr style book with a lot of celebrities from today but it went above and beyond that. Most of this book was focused on people before the 70's and a lot of them were deep cuts who did behind the scenes stuff. I like reading about pop culture but I didn't know a lot of these names and I'm glad to learn their stories. Each summary had a lot of heart in them (in the intro, she mentioned that most of the early women had unhappy endings. I just thought she was saying that to keep up with the theme of overcoming adversity but reading about case after case where someone didn't receive any recognition, someone wasn't allowed into the award ceremony, and someone was blacklisted was disheartening) but remained educational without editorializing it into a "why isn't anyone talking about this! spread this like wildfire! she's a precious cinnamon roll that we need to protect at all costs!" style tweet. I think she should write Times 100 lists and those kinds of countdowns.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    This was an interesting idea that missed the mark. I wish the bios had been a little bit longer. I think that they were confusing because the word count was so low. It seemed like another two or three paragraphs for each person would have made a huge difference. I liked that there was a variety of people included - stunt women, critics, writers, as well as actors and directors. But there was a lot that was left out and I didn't feel that it entirely worked as a stand-alone book. You almost had t This was an interesting idea that missed the mark. I wish the bios had been a little bit longer. I think that they were confusing because the word count was so low. It seemed like another two or three paragraphs for each person would have made a huge difference. I liked that there was a variety of people included - stunt women, critics, writers, as well as actors and directors. But there was a lot that was left out and I didn't feel that it entirely worked as a stand-alone book. You almost had to then move on to another book that went more in depth if you really wanted to learn something. And I wished that instead of the drawn pictures there had been photographs and/or film stills of the people. I had trouble recognizing even folks I am familiar with from the drawing. I liked the appendices on resources and films to watch. I just wish there had been more meat to this book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

    This book is “a tribute to the trailblazing women who changed the way movies and tv shows are made”. I have learned so much about so many women that I didn’t know much about prior to receiving this book. It’s been so enlightening to read about these women. I keep finding myself switching over to my phone to Google to find more info on them. I love that Elizabeth included empowering quotes and interview sections with some of these ladies called “in her words”. I also rather enjoyed the “Essential This book is “a tribute to the trailblazing women who changed the way movies and tv shows are made”. I have learned so much about so many women that I didn’t know much about prior to receiving this book. It’s been so enlightening to read about these women. I keep finding myself switching over to my phone to Google to find more info on them. I love that Elizabeth included empowering quotes and interview sections with some of these ladies called “in her words”. I also rather enjoyed the “Essential Viewing” section included in the back, and I will be fully taking advantage of this. This book is touching and so inspiring. A truly beautiful way to celebrate these women and all that they have done!⠀ The illustrations by Austen Claire Clements are also SO amazing.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Caitlyn Barker

    I LOVE READING ABOUT ACCOMPLISHED WOMEN. This book outlines the hardships that women in the film and television have faced, and greater yet overcome to become successful in the field. So many great short biographies in here that taught me so much - both about women I hadn’t heard of before and some of my favourite women in the world (I’m looking at you Amy Poehler). I enjoy that the back of this book gives you a recommendation of the best work from each of the women featured, I now have a long l I LOVE READING ABOUT ACCOMPLISHED WOMEN. This book outlines the hardships that women in the film and television have faced, and greater yet overcome to become successful in the field. So many great short biographies in here that taught me so much - both about women I hadn’t heard of before and some of my favourite women in the world (I’m looking at you Amy Poehler). I enjoy that the back of this book gives you a recommendation of the best work from each of the women featured, I now have a long list of movies and tv projects to watch. BIG YES TO WOMEN BEING STRONG AND CREATIVE AND BEING BAD ASS BOSS BITCHES!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    5 stars I've always loved film and television, and Weitzman does a fantastic job educating readers on little known and the more well known women in cinema/television history. It's so emotional to read about Renegade Women, they are the innovators and their stories deserve to be told loudly and often. I love that Weitzman includes women of color and lgbtq+ women in this book and not just white women. I think this book is a great start to learning about strong women, the stories are quick and conci 5 stars I've always loved film and television, and Weitzman does a fantastic job educating readers on little known and the more well known women in cinema/television history. It's so emotional to read about Renegade Women, they are the innovators and their stories deserve to be told loudly and often. I love that Weitzman includes women of color and lgbtq+ women in this book and not just white women. I think this book is a great start to learning about strong women, the stories are quick and concise, but still highlighting some of the most important women in the industry.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Fx Smeets

    Topical, informative, nicely illustrated, Renegade Women provides a nice portal into a parallel history of Hollywood. There you go, you have it. I used the word 'nice' twice. That's telling enough. Aside from being nice, there is not much to feed from in the texts - I won't blame the author for that, as this was obviously imposed by the publisher. The one thing that really gets me is that, for a book pretending to offer an alternative history of cinema and TV, it 100% sticks to the majors. The U Topical, informative, nicely illustrated, Renegade Women provides a nice portal into a parallel history of Hollywood. There you go, you have it. I used the word 'nice' twice. That's telling enough. Aside from being nice, there is not much to feed from in the texts - I won't blame the author for that, as this was obviously imposed by the publisher. The one thing that really gets me is that, for a book pretending to offer an alternative history of cinema and TV, it 100% sticks to the majors. The US is a place much bigger than the majors. And the world is a place much bigger than the US.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shelly

    Outstanding and Educational book about wonderful yet sometimes over looked women. The list starts with a certain amount of bitterness, women were predominantly overlooked in Tv and Cinema. But as the book expands and moves over the years, you see it change. Though i think we can all agre, not nearly enough. If you are a film fan, i think this will be fascinating and make you look at things differently.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ramona

    I understand why the 127-page format was used, but so much more information could have been given in a longer book. Perhaps a second book could be written. The artwork, book cover, and format are great. Essential websites that focus on women in film and television are provided. I am definitely looking into the movies and unknown silents that are mentioned. If you are a cinephile, you will want this book in your own library.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jamele (BookswithJams)

    This book was informative, especially about the women of years past, whom I didn’t know much about. The illustrations are stunning, and I have added some movies to my list that I intend to watch pretty quickly. I also enjoyed learning new things about current women that I thought I already knew everything about. Interviews are also provided with legends such as Barbara Streisand. Thank you to Clarkson Potter Publishers and Elizabeth Weitzman for the free book in exchange for my review!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Carla (happiestwhenreading)

    Thank you to the author for a free final copy to review. All opinions are my own! My daughter and I read this one together. We loved the illustrations - they're gorgeous - and we enjoyed learning about the women trailblazers - both past and present - in the film and tv industry. This was a perfect book to read in Women's History Month! Thank you to the author for a free final copy to review. All opinions are my own! My daughter and I read this one together. We loved the illustrations - they're gorgeous - and we enjoyed learning about the women trailblazers - both past and present - in the film and tv industry. This was a perfect book to read in Women's History Month!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Katie Mac

    I love any book that highlights strong, intelligent, successful women, and this one was no exception! I also appreciated the list of films and shows that Weitzman included at the end of the book for further research. I do feel like more of the women highlighted at the end should have gotten their own entries, though.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This was a quick and entertaining yet illuminating bounce through important women in the history of film and TV. The illustrations are pretty and I learned about a number of women I hadn't been aware of. This definitely skews liberal, but I don't know if that's because the industry skews that way or because the authors did. This was a quick and entertaining yet illuminating bounce through important women in the history of film and TV. The illustrations are pretty and I learned about a number of women I hadn't been aware of. This definitely skews liberal, but I don't know if that's because the industry skews that way or because the authors did.

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