The Women in Film DC podcast invited Dr. Rosanne Welch, Executive Director of the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting, to a panel discussion about the women who have won Oscars from the beginning of the famed award ceremony.

As editor of When Women Wrote Hollywood, Dr. Welch speaks about the many women screenwriters whose names aren’t well known, but who wrote or otherwise contributed to films from Queen Christina (Salka Viertel), It’s a Wonderful Life (Frances Hackett) and The Piano (Jane Campion).

 Topics discussed include the women writers' penchant for using their art for social justice, how the rise of the studio-as-factory system affected female employment, and how streaming services may change what films can be made – and can be nominated.

You can listen to the full podcast here.

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