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Acker, Ally

Overview
Works: 62 works in 106 publications in 1 language and 4,868 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Interviews  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Director, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ally Acker
Reel women : pioneers of the cinema, 1896 to the present by Ally Acker( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reel women : pioneers of the cinema, the first hundred years by Ally Acker( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remarkable herstory of the women whose groundbreaking achievements and visions transformed the course of cinema since 1896. The first narrative director to tell a story on the screen, the highest paid director in the silent days, the inventor of the crane, and the boom microphone, the first editor to receive solo screen credit, the pioneer of socially conscious films ... all were women. More women worked in creative and influential positions in film before 1920 than at any other time in motion picture history. Traditional film history tells us about the achievements of Méliès, Eisenstein, Truffaut, and Coppola. But what about Blaché, Weber, Lupino, and Von Trotta? These filmmakers have been as integral and transformative to the story of film, and yet their stories have remained largely untold ... until now"--Provided by publisher
Producers on producing by Ally Acker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film." Who should direct the film? Who should write it? Who should edit the final product? With major Hollywood studios, these questions lie within the producer's domain. Marcia Nasatir was the first female VP of a major studio. Sherry Lansing was the first woman to become president of a major studio. Features: Sherry Lansing, Marcia Nasatir, Lauren Schuler-Donner, Lynda Obst, Debra Hill. Also includes interview materials with Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Kevin Brownlow and Molly Haskell. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
Directors on directing by Ally Acker( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film." This documentary features the most gifted young directors of the 80's and 90's, revealing the secrets of their success in their craft. Features: Susan Seidelman and Amy Heckerling. Includes interview material with Barbra Streisand. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
Pioneers of the cinema : the herstory by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film." There were more women working in influential positions behind the scenes in film before 1920 than at any other time in history. Filmmaker, author, nationwide lecturer Ally Acker, takes us on an archival journey of the pioneering female filmmakers who have transformed the way we look at movies from 1896 to the present. This compelling event has toured three countries. Ally Acker is the author of Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, The First Hundred Years. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
Early directors on directing by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film." There were more women directors before 1920 than at any other time in history. The first director to put a narrative story on celluloid was, Alice Guy Blaché in 1896. Few people know that Lillian Gish became a director in her own right in 1920. Ida Lupino directed over a hundred episodes of "Have Gun, Will Travel," "Thriller," "Gunsmoke," and many independent features. Features: A very rare interview with Lillian Gish in her role as director. Also, Mala Powers (a Lupino "find") speaks about Lupino the director. Includes interview materials with Katharine Hepburn about pioneering director, Dorothy Arzner. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
Actresses turned producer/director by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film." From Mary Pickford to Barbra Streisand the successful actress turned producer/director is one of Hollywood's longest standing traditions. Features: Lee Grant and Rita Moreno. Includes interview materials with Barbra Streisand. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
Screenwriters on screenwriting by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film," this documentary premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and is produced by Reel Women Media. Explore the challenging world of the screenwriter with renowned industry writers. Features: Jay Presson Allen, Harriet Frank Jr., Fay Kanin, Margarethe von Trotta, and Euzhan Palcy. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
Editors on editing by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film." Film editing initially began as a woman's art in France. As veteran film editor, Dede Allen, tell it, "They thought that women were good at little details, like sewing." Before editing became a craft, women were the earliest technicians. Today, the long tradition of women editors carries on. Features: Dede Allen, Margaret Booth and Carol Littleton, Brianne Murphy and Kevin Brownlow. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
Directors on directing by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film." This documentary features the most gifted young directors of the 80's and 90's, revealing the secrets of their success in their craft. Features: Martha Coolidge, Donna Deitch. Includes interview material with Barbra Streisand. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
The producer/director by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film." The Producer and the Director must function like two hands of the same heart. These two rare interviews take us from the beginning to the end of one movie, "A Dry White Season." Features: award-winning Martinique director, Euzhan Palcy, and award winning Hollywood producer, Paula Weinstein. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
Foreign Reel Women by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film. " Non-US directors speak about the idiosyncrasies of filmmaking in their respective countries. Because of the difficulty of financing, very few American film directors establish a body of work. For American women directors, the problem is two-fold. But in Europe, Canada, and some countries of South America, filmmaking is often government subsidized, making it possible for filmmakers to become prolific in their craft. Features: Germany's Margarethe von Trotta, Canada's Rina Fraticelli, and Venezuelan's Fina Torres. Ally Acker is the director of the ten part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film."
Reel Herstory: The REAL Story of Reel Women with Jodie Foster - The Talkies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of SOUND never allowed women to move from silents to speech. By the mid-1920's film suddenly became big business. And with big business came the unions, which refused membership to women. Only a few rose to positions of power, but those same few changed the course of motion pictures forever. Here is their remarkable story
Reel Herstory: The REAL Story of Reel Women with Jodie Foster - The Silent Era( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first director to tell a narrative story on the screen was a woman. The highest paid director in the silent days was a woman. More than half of screenwriters in the silent days were women. Before 1920, more women were working behind the scenes in influential positions in film than at any other time in history. This is the story of the women who pioneered the creation of movie making from the very beginning
Reel Herstory: The REAL Story of Reel Women with Jodie Foster - Contemporary Reel Women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For forty years the doors of studio filmmaking were closed to women. But the coming of the women's movement in the late 1960's changed everything. This is the story of the second'wave of Reel Women who, like their early foremothers, once again held the power to greenlight a motion picture. As we move into the 21st century, digital technology takes filmmaking global. Reel'Women can now pioneer their own stories all over the world. This is their remarkable journey
Reel Herstory: The REAL Story of Reel Women with Jodie Foster( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the groundbreaking edition, Reel Women: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, by Ally Acker, JODIE FOSTER takes us on a sweeping journey that looks at the remarkable achievements of female filmmakers from 1896 into the 21st century who transformed the way we look at movies. Using rare footage, and exclusive interviews with filmmakers all over the globe, Reel Herstory corrects the notion that women behind the scenes held adjunct or peripheral careers, and restores them rightfully to their pioneering status. Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women is an unforgettable look at pioneering women in all crafts behind the scenes who helped shape the history of motion pictures, but whose contributions have been long ignored
Filmmakers on film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

07 - Foreign Directors on Directing. Because of the difficulty of financing, very few American film directors establish a body of work. For American women directors, the problem is two-fold. But in Europe, Canada, and some countries of South America, filmmaking is often government subsidized, making it possible for filmmakers to become prolific in their craft. Germany's Margarethe von Trotta, Canada's Rina Fraticelli, and Venezuelan's Fina Torres speak about the idiosyncrasies of filmmaking in their respective countries
Filmmakers on film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

04 - The Producer / Director Relationship. The Producer and the Director must function like two hands of the same heart. These two rare interviews take us fro the beginning to the end of one movie, "A Dry White Season." Features: Award-Winning Martinique director, Euzhan Palcy, and Award Winning Hollywood producer, Paula Weinstein
Filmmakers on film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

03 - Actresses Turned Producer / Directors. From Mary Pickford to Barbra Streisand, the successful actress turned producer/director is one of Hollywood's longest standing traditions. Features: Lee Grant and Rita Moreno. Includes interview materials with Barbra Streisand
Filmmakers on film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

01 - Screenwriters on Screenwriting. This documentary premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Explore the challenging world of the screenwriter with renowned industry writers. Features: Jay Presson Allen, Harriet Frank Jr., Fay Kanin, Margarethe von Trotta and Euzhan Palcy
 
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