THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Leder to direct Witherspoon/Ansiton series, Robertson-Dworet adapts ARTEMIS for film, Disney sparks girl filmmakers — Brandy McDonnell reports

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Mimi Leder will executive produce and direct Apple’s as-yet-untitled morning drama series, rounding up an all-female core creative team under showrunner, executive producer and writer, Kerry Ehrin, and starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Captain Marvel screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet is set to adapt Andy Weir’s science-fiction novel Artemis for the screen. Artemis, Weir’s follow up to his popular The Martian is a futuristic heist thriller set in the late 2080s in Artemis, first and only city on the Moon. Disney’s new #DreamBigPrincess project will giving 21 talented young women from different corners of the globe the chance to make digital shorts telling the stories of inspiring female role models. The series will be shared across Disney’s global media platforms as part of a campaign to unlock up to a $1 million donation to Girl Up, an initiative of the UN Foundation. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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