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Miss-representation? Helen in Huffpost

Cuties has been released on Netflix since September 4 Films have been ‘cancelled’ for featuring offensive content way before cancel culture began: in 1973, Stanley Kubrick declared that his film, A Clockwork Orange, should never be played again in his lifetime after the furore it caused. Audiences have called out films which they have deemed to be offensive for decades, but typically, film-makers and distributors have fought back, claiming their work is important in an artistic sense.… Read More »Miss-representation? Helen in Huffpost

We are the City: Inspirational Women series: Helen Jacey

Dr Helen Jacey is a professional screenwriter, lecturer, author and founder & CEO of Shedunnit Productions Ltd.  Helen started her company in 2018 to provide opportunities across media for intersectional feminist work. Helen has an MA in Screenwriting from the London Institute and a doctorate from the University of Arts London. An expert in female characterisation, her first book The Woman in the Story was published in 2010 and has since become renowned as the international handbook for screenwriters… Read More »We are the City: Inspirational Women series: Helen Jacey

Women Over Fifty Film Festival

For the second year, Helen is judge for the Best Short Script Prize, sponsored by Shedunnit Productions, at the Women Over Fifty Film Festival which is dedicated to celebrating the older woman in front of and behind the camera! This year the Festival is online on 26th and 27th September Please visit www.wo50ff.com for more information about films and events. Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

The Write or Die Chicks: Woman in the Story Review

The women represented in the stories we tell, no matter how small their role, are indispensable and deserve to be well-rounded, wholesome, and genuine. How does the screenwriter approach the feat of creating a three-dimensional character that stays true to form in their story? How can she be transitioned from the background to the fore and remain relatable to audiences outside of her gender, culture, or value structure? It begins with an internal look at… Read More »The Write or Die Chicks: Woman in the Story Review

A review in Hastings Independent of Chipped Pearls: Elvira Slate Investigations Book 2

I took Helen Jacey’s latest murder mystery starring Elvira Slate (the world’s first 1940s feminist sleuth) on holiday and couldn’t put it down. The story is a gripper to start with: a jazz songstress has been framed for murder and Elvira, convinced of her innocence, is determined to save her from the death penalty.  Equally absorbing is the vintage world that Jacey so vividly paints as Elvira races against time, potentially detrimental revelations by past… Read More »A review in Hastings Independent of Chipped Pearls: Elvira Slate Investigations Book 2

Marjorie Magazine talks to Helen Jacey about Feminist Noir

Feminist Noir: Helen Jacey Smashes Stereotypes with a new Type of Heroine By Katrina Simpson Jailbird Detective is the novel that we’ve been waiting for. In 1940s Hollywood Elvira Slade is an ex-con from London with a shady past… We talk to her creator, Helen Jacey. I’ve always been a huge Forties Noir fan –  the fashion, the style, the movies. But for a long time I’ve been so aware of the stereotypes that were rife in… Read More »Marjorie Magazine talks to Helen Jacey about Feminist Noir