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Women in American Film and Television Production

A guide on resources devoted to the role of women as creators in U.S. film and television, including directing, producing, script writing, editing, design, and more.

Connecting from Off-Campus: VPN & Proxy Tutorials

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the methods below. Click on the other tabs to see how four Bruins got their computers set up and ready to go for remote access!

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Selected Streaming Video

This selection of videos is available online from the streaming media platforms Kanopy and Avalon, via the UCLA Library (off-campus access for UCLA students, staff, and faculty). For additional films by and about women filmmakers that were preserved by or used footage from the UCLA Film & Television Archive, visit this tab

For videos to stream/view in this guide's boxes, please log into the UCLA VPN or proxy first. For Avalon videos, users should additionally log into the database with multi-factor authentication.

Calling the Shots: Women in the Film Industry

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Avalon. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server, and additionally into the Avalon database with UCLA ID and password to view video. 

Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Edith Head: Portrait of a Hollywood Costume Designer

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Everything is Copy — Nora Ephron: Scripted and Unscripted

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Filming Desire: A Journey Through Women in Cinema

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Filmmakers on Film: Pioneering Women in Film Collection

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Golden Gate Girls: Esther Eng, A Pioneering Asian-American Filmmaker

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Half the Picture: Female Directors Speak Out

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Illusions (dir. Julie Dash)

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

In the Mirror of Maya Deren: An Innovative Avant-Garde Filmmaker

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Lip: Roles for Black Women in Film

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Mae West: Dirty Blonde

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Reel Herstory: The REAL Story of Reel Women with Jodie Foster

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

This Changes Everything: An Analysis of Gender Disparity in Hollywood

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Women Behind the Camera

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Women in Hollywood (Makers: Women Who Make America)

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

UCLA students, staff, and faculty access through Kanopy. Log into the campus VPN or proxy server to view video.