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

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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THE WEEK IN WOMEN News: ‘Wonder Woman’ sets more records, ‘The Beguiled’ tests female vs. male gazes, and more

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, the first full-fledged cinematic outing for the venerable superhero, achieved another milestone, becoming the highest-grossing film within the DC Extended Universe films. Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled tests female vs. male gazes, while comparing the careers of Colin Trevorrow and Mimi Leder tests the patience of female film fans. And Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Shonda Rhimes are among the women to earn 2018 stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read more on THE WEEK IN WOMAN.

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Unconscious Bias and Hollywood’s Arrested Development – Dr. Martha M. Lauzen comments (Exclusive)

Martha Lauzen

Martha Lauzen

As this year’s Oscar nominations attest, the film industry continues to suffer from an acute case of arrested development when it comes to gender diversity. The lack of women nominees as directors, cinematographers, and writers is a symptom of wider biases operating in the business. Read on…

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