THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: 25 movies coming soon by female directors, Blake Lively speaks out on equality, Nicole Kidman pulls off career renaissance, Margot Robbie to portray Queen Elizabeth I

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: 25 movies coming soon by female directors, Blake Lively speaks out on equality, Nicole Kidman pulls off career renaissance, Margot Robbie to portray Queen Elizabeth I

25 movies coming soon by female directors, Blake Lively speaks out on equality, Nicole Kidman pulls off career renaissance, and Margot Robbie to portray Queen Elizabeth I.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Jessica Chastain stands firm on equal pay, Uma Thurman to lead Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury, Amy Adams to receive American Cinematheque Award, ‘Captain Marvel’ gets directing team

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Jessica Chastain stands firm on equal pay, Uma Thurman to lead Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury, Amy Adams to receive American Cinematheque Award, ‘Captain Marvel’ gets directing team

Jessica Chastain stands firm on equal pay, Uma Thurman to lead Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury, Amy Adams to receive American Cinematheque Award, and ‘Captain Marvel’ gets directing team.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Carrie Fisher out of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Cate Blanchett makes history as Marvel’s first female villain, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ crosses $1 billion, Reba McEntire reveals name of her new TV show

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Carrie Fisher out of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Cate Blanchett makes history as Marvel’s first female villain, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ crosses $1 billion, Reba McEntire reveals name of her new TV show

Carrie Fisher is out of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Cate Blanchett makes history as Marvel’s first female villain in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ crosses $1 billion, and Reba McEntire reveals name of her new TV show.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ director Niki Caro and star Jessica Chastain challenge the status quo, Margot Robbie picked for revisionist Robin Hood tale, Ivy Film Festival showcasing women composers

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ director Niki Caro and star Jessica Chastain challenge the status quo, Margot Robbie picked for revisionist Robin Hood tale, Ivy Film Festival showcasing women composers

‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ director Niki Caro and star Jessica Chastain are challenging the status quo, Margot Robbie has been tapped for a revisionist Robin Hood tale, and Gwendoline Christie is working on a return to sci-fi with “Darkest Minds.”

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ continues box-office dominance, Goldie Hawn to be named Cinema Icon at CinemaCon, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds remembered

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ continues box-office dominance, Goldie Hawn to be named Cinema Icon at CinemaCon, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds remembered

Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” again dances to the top of the domestic box office, while Goldie Hawn will be named a Cinema Icon at this week’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ sets record for biggest debut of all time for a female-fueled film

‘Beauty and the Beast’ sets record for biggest debut of all time for a female-fueled film

Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” proved magical, setting several box-office records over the weekend. The lavish movie-musical version of the fairytale story conjured up an incredible $170 million in North America and $350 million globally. Along the way, it became the biggest debut of all time for a female-fueled film.

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Brie Larson and ‘Kong: Skull Island’ give King Kong’s leading lady a much-needed upgrade

Brie Larson and ‘Kong: Skull Island’ give King Kong’s leading lady a much-needed upgrade

The “King Kong” reimagining “Kong: Skull Island” gives the main female character – played by Oscar winner Brie Larson – an overhaul nearly as dramatic as the supersizing of the gigantic gorilla.

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Oscars 2017: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture; ‘La La Land’ earns 6; Viola Davis makes history

Oscars 2017: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture; ‘La La Land’ earns 6; Viola Davis makes history

In a twist ending that only Hollywood could dream up, “Moonlight” won best picture Sunday night after a mixed-up finish at the 89th Academy Awards. Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar for acting.

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Oscar-nominated ‘Arrival’ screenwriter Eric Heisserer was offered the chance to make the movie much earlier, if he would switch the lead to a man

Oscar-nominated ‘Arrival’ screenwriter Eric Heisserer was offered the chance to make the movie much earlier, if he would switch the lead to a man

Eric Heisserer spent more than a decade trying to get Ted Chiang’s award-winning 1998 sci-fi novella “Story of Your Life” made into a movie. Last year, under the direction of “Sicario’s” Denis Villeneuve, his dream finally arrived in theaters as “Arrival.” But the Oscar-nominated screenwriter says he could have seen it hit theaters much sooner if he was willing to make one major change: Turning the lead into a man instead of a woman.

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2017 Oscars preview: Women set records but are still underrepresented among Oscar nominees

2017 Oscars preview: Women set records but are still underrepresented among Oscar nominees

The 89th Academy Awards will be handed out tonight live on ABC, and for women, this year’s Oscar nominations mean good news and bad news.

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