Renegade Women- 50 Game Changers 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 Blache 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.
ELIZABETH WEITZMAN is an author, journalist, and longtime film critic, most recently for the New York Daily News, where she covered film and entertainment for fifteen years. She has reviewed movies and interviewed hundreds of celebrities for the New York Times, New York Observer, Village Voice, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Interview, Time Out New York, and more. In 2015, she was named one of New York's Top Film Critics by The Hollywood Reporter--one of only three women that year to make the list. In addition to being a member of the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle, Weitzman holds a master's degree in cinema studies from NYU and is the author of thirty-two books for children and young adults.
"Renegade Women is a must-read." -- Paste "With lovely illustrations and in-depth bios along with exclusive interviews... this is one book pop culture aficionados won't want to miss." -- Parade.com
"[This] beautifully illustrated book... is the perfect way to celebrate women in entertainment." --Bustle
"Weitzman has a sense of fun, a sense of history and, when warranted, of outrage." --NY Daily News
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