Love Between the Covers
A Documentary Film
Written, Produced & Directed by: Laurie Kahn
Releasing July 12th, 2016
Distributed by: The Orchard


stories are universal. Love stories are powerful.  And so are the women who write them.

Love Between the Covers is the fascinating

story of the vast, funny, and savvy female community that has built a

powerhouse industry sharing love stories. 

Romance fiction is sold in 34 languages on six continents, and the genre

grosses more than a billion dollars a year — outselling mystery, sci-fi, and

fantasy combined.  Yet the millions of

voracious women (and sometimes men) who read, write, and love romance novels

have remained oddly invisible. Until now.


three years, we follow the lives of five very diverse published romance authors

and one unpublished newbie as they build their businesses, find and lose loved

ones, cope with a tsunami of change in publishing, and earn a living doing what

they love—while empowering others to do the same. Romance authors have built a

fandom unlike all others, a global sisterhood where authors know their readers

personally and help them become writers themselves. During the three years

we’ve been shooting Love Between the

Covers, we have witnessed the biggest power shift that has taken place in

the publishing industry over the last 200 years. And it’s the romance authors

who are on the front lines, pioneering new ways to survive and build

communities in this rapidly changing environment. 

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The Official Trailer

Director/Producer LAURIE KAHN’s films have won major

awards, been shown on PBS primetime, broadcast around the world, and used

widely in university classrooms and community groups. Her first film, A

Midwife’s Tale, was based on the 18th century diary of midwife Martha Ballard

and Laurel Ulrich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Midwife’s Tale. It won film

festival awards and a national Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction. Her film TUPPERWARE!

was broadcast in more than 20 countries, won the George Foster Peabody Award

and was nominated for a national Best Nonfiction Director Emmy. Kahn previously

worked on Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, The American

Experience, FRONTLINE’S Crisis in Central America, All Things Considered, and

Time Out. She’s a resident scholar at Brandeis’s Women’s Studies Research


For more information on the film, http://www.lovebetweenthecovers.com/ 
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