Overlooked no more: Alice Guy Blache, world's first female filmmaker

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In 1911, The Moving Picture News wrote that Alice Guy Blaché, the first female filmmaker in history, was a “fine example of what a woman can do if given a square chance in life.”   Blaché had already founded a successful film company in the United States by the time the article was published, announcing a new studio she was opening in New Jersey.

She soon built that studio, adding to her triumphs. Cinema was Blaché’s passion — she called it her Prince Charming — and it took her across.

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