MAKERS: Women in Hollywood

MAKERS: Women in Hollywood

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 8:00pm

Dorothy Arzner

Credit: Courtesy of Alfred Gilks

Follow women of showbiz as they influence one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment.

Hear from actress-producer-activist Jane Fonda, who at 75 is playing a sharp, sexy and powerful media mogul on the award-winning series “The Newsroom”; television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes, who created “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”; screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who re-imagined the traditional Disney princess by making Belle (Beauty and the Beast) a self-possessed, strong-willed young woman; writer-director-actress Lena Dunham, who mines comedy and drama gold by exploring what it’s really like to be a young woman today; six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close; director Nancy Meyers; and actress Zoe Saldana. MAKERS: Women in Hollywood airs Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World.