THE WEEK IN WOMEN: 9 TO 5 sequel, ‘CHARLIE’S ANGELS’ reboot, RGB and OCEAN’S 8 at home — Brandy McDonnell Reports

The hours may be different these days, but Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are going back to work for a 9 to 5 sequel. Rashida Jones is attached to co-write a script with original screenwriter Patricia Resnick. Kristen Stewart and British newcomer Ella Balinska are cast as the new team in the latest iteration of Charlie’s Angels, with Elizabeth Banks directing as co-starring as Bosley. RBG, the documentary about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, comes to DVD and Blu-ray next month, while Mimi Leder’s Ginsburg biopic, On the Basis of Sex starring Felicity Jones, is due in theaters December 25. Ocean’s 8, the all-female iteration of the action adventure franchise. is due out soon on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. Read the full stories on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Hollywood Insider Katherine Kramer on Trending Feminism and the 2016 Oscars – Quendrith Johnson reports

katkramercroppedHollywood insider Katherine Kramer (Stanley’s daughter) discusses the feminist movie trend and its possible 2016 Oscars impact. Making women’s issue movies got a huge boost with Patricia Arquette’s impassioned 2015 Equal Pay Oscar acceptance speech, leading to a proliferation of 2016 Oscar-worthy femme-centric projects, legislation for equal rights and even a federal investigation of Hollywood’s disparate salaries, based on numbers leaked in the Sony hack. Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda and other A-listers have joined a chorus actresses clamoring for equal representation for women behind and in front of the cameras. Katherine Kramer’s take on feminist trending is smartly insightful and fascinating. Read more in AWARDS INTELIGENCER.

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Women On Film – “FTA” on DVD – Jennifer Merin reviews

FTA is an anti-war documentary that went missing shortly after its premiere in 1972. Now restored and available to the public, the film is an important record showing the strength of the American people’s opposition to the Vietnam War. Read more>>

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Women On Film – “FTA,” introduced by Jane Fonda At IFC Center – Jennifer Merin reviews

“FTA,” the legendary documentary that chronicled Jane Fonda’s tour of US military bases with an anti-Vietnam War cabaret show, disappeared from public view one week after its theatrical release in 1972.

Three decades later, the film’s negatives were discovered, a print was made and “FTA” is again in the spotlight, with Jane Fonda introducing two screenings at the IFC Center in New York to launch the DVD release. Read more>>

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