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137 Claire Duffy | Discovering the History of Women in Film

By Harry Duran

Claire Duffy has worked as a screenwriter for over a decade and has loved films ever since she was a child. Her passion in movies led her to attend drama school and study directing. Later in life she worked in theatre in London and then attended film school in Vancouver. Now she is pursuing a new form of expression - podcasting. Her podcast, Women of Hollywood Land explores women in films from the 1910 and 1920’s and Claire couldn’t be more perfect for this new role. I was fortuitous enough to find her via Twitter and I’m excited to share her story and what you can expect to hear on Women of Hollywood Land. 04:58 - The first time she considered screenwriting as a career path 06:51 - Looking back at her journey on becoming a screenwriter 08:45 - Her earliest movie memory 11:13 - How her fascination with films started 13:54 - The first screenplay she wrote while at film school and the start of her blog 15:35 - How she got the idea to start her podcast, Women of Hollywood Land 17:19 - Her passion for female dominated films and filmmakers 19:01 - Her “ready, set, go” approach with things 20:51 - Where she went for information to get her podcast up and running 24:21 - How her podcast is being received 29:06 - Where she grew up and where she’d like her ashes to be scattered 31:11 - The first podcast she ever heard 31:45 - The intimacy of podcasting 33:48 - The Sleep With Me Podcast and what she finds interesting about podcasting 35:21 - Lost Hollywood films 38:25 - What to expect down the road with Women of Hollywood Land 40:07 - Other early Hollywood podcasts and what makes hers different 42:02 - What she’s changed her mind about recently 43:35 - The one most misunderstood thing about her Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/claire-duffy-interview

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