The Resource Stealing the show : how women are revolutionizing television, Joy Press

Stealing the show : how women are revolutionizing television, Joy Press

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Stealing the show : how women are revolutionizing television
Title
Stealing the show
Title remainder
how women are revolutionizing television
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Joy Press
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Language
eng
Summary
"From a leading cultural journalist, a definitive look at the rise of the female showrunner--and a new golden era of television. Female writers, directors, and producers have radically transformed the television industry in recent years. Shonda Rhimes, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Amy Schumer, Mindy Kaling: These extraordinary women have shaken up the entertainment landscape, making it look like an equal opportunity dream factory. But things weren't always this rosy. It took decades of determination in the face of preconceived ideas and outright prejudice to reach this new era. In this endlessly informative and wildly entertaining book, veteran journalist Joy Press tells the story of the maverick women who broke through the barricades, starting with Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) and Diane English (Murphy Brown), whose iconic shows redefined America's idea of "family values" and incited controversy that reached as far as the White House. Barr and English inspired the next generation of female TV writers and producers to carve out the creative space and executive power needed to present radically new representations of women on the small screen. Showrunners like Amy Sherman Palladino (Gilmore Girls), Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange Is the New Black), and Jill Soloway (Transparent) created characters and storylines that changed how women are seen and how they see themselves, in the process transforming the culture. Stealing the Show is the perfect companion to such bestsellers as Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Tina Fey's Bossypants, and Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes'; not to mention Sheila Weller's Girls Like Us and Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies. Drawing on deep research and interviews with the key players, this is the exhilarating behind-the-scenes story of a truly groundbreaking revolution in television"--
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1966-
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Press, Joy
Dewey number
791.45082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Television and women
  • Women television producers and directors
  • Television programs
  • Television broadcasting
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Television and women
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television programs
  • Women television producers and directors
  • United States
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Stealing the show : how women are revolutionizing television, Joy Press
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Look back in anchor: Diane English's Murphy Brown and the culture wars -- From rage to riches: Roseanne Barr and Roseanne -- Walking and talking as fast as they can: Amy Sherman-Palladino's Gilmore Girls -- The vajayjay monologues: the prime-time empire of Shonda Rhimes -- Sitcom and the single girl: Tina Fey's 30 Rock, Liz Meriwether's New Girl, and Mindy Kaling's The Mindy Project -- A voice of a generation: Lena Dunham's Girls -- Gross encounters: Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City -- Crime family values: Jenji Kohan's Weeds and Orange Is the New Black -- Body politic: Jill Soloway's Transparent
Control code
on1007504539
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9781501137723
Lccn
2017032332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Stealing the show : how women are revolutionizing television, Joy Press
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Look back in anchor: Diane English's Murphy Brown and the culture wars -- From rage to riches: Roseanne Barr and Roseanne -- Walking and talking as fast as they can: Amy Sherman-Palladino's Gilmore Girls -- The vajayjay monologues: the prime-time empire of Shonda Rhimes -- Sitcom and the single girl: Tina Fey's 30 Rock, Liz Meriwether's New Girl, and Mindy Kaling's The Mindy Project -- A voice of a generation: Lena Dunham's Girls -- Gross encounters: Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City -- Crime family values: Jenji Kohan's Weeds and Orange Is the New Black -- Body politic: Jill Soloway's Transparent
Control code
on1007504539
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9781501137723
Lccn
2017032332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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