Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ continues to break records and win battles

Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ continues to break records and win battles

Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes highest-grossing live-action film ever directed by a woman , blasting past 2008′s “Mamma Mia!”

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ keeps winning, Gabriela Cowperthwaite on ‘Megan Leavey,’ Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey on making an effort for inclusion

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ keeps winning, Gabriela Cowperthwaite on ‘Megan Leavey,’ Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey on making an effort for inclusion

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ keeps winning at the box office and defying expectations, ‘Megan Leavey’ helmer Gabriela Cowperthwaite talks about the need for women to see themselves on screen, and Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey discuss making an effort for inclusion.

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Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ make history for female filmmakers

Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ make history for female filmmakers

Between Wonder Woman and Sofia Coppola, the past two weeks have been historic for female filmmakers – and encouraging for women who love and follow the movies.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Mankiller’ to premiere at LA Film Festival, Margot Robbie to make ‘Dreamland,’ AWFJ honors female directors at Vancouver’s DOXA fest

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Mankiller’ to premiere at LA Film Festival, Margot Robbie to make ‘Dreamland,’ AWFJ honors female directors at Vancouver’s DOXA fest

A new Wilma Mankiller documentary will premiere at LA Film Festival, the very busy Margot Robbie is starring in and producing ‘Dreamland,’ and AWFJ honors female directors at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Filmmaker Liz W. Garcia on how to get more women behind the camera, Diane Keaton to receive AFI honor, Miranda Lambert joins comedy’s creative team

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Filmmaker Liz W. Garcia on how to get more women behind the camera, Diane Keaton to receive AFI honor, Miranda Lambert joins comedy’s creative team

Filmmaker Liz W. Garcia talks about how to get more women behind the camera, Diane Keaton tapped for AFI honor, and Miranda Lambert joins comedy’s creative team.

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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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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: EEOC seeking settlement with Hollywood studios over discrimination charges, while Ellen Burstyn and St. Vincent make directorial debuts

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: EEOC seeking settlement with Hollywood studios over discrimination charges, while Ellen Burstyn and St. Vincent make directorial debuts

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in settlement talks with the major Hollywood studios to resolve charges that they systemically discriminated against female directors, according to Deadline, while Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn and Grammy-winning rocker St. Vincent join the ranks of women directing for the first time.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ begins production, while Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening and Nicole Kidman get new gigs

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ begins production, while Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening and Nicole Kidman get new gigs

One of my favorite female film characters of all time gets closer to her comeback as ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ begins production, while Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening and Nicole Kidman get new gigs on the small screen.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: RIP Mary Tyler Moore; Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Lily Tomlin honored; Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: RIP Mary Tyler Moore; Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Lily Tomlin honored; Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’

The WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Remember Mary Tyler Moore, Octavia Spencer and Lily Tomlin receive honors, Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’ for its treatment of adoption, and Kerry Washington urges courage at Sundance.

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Once the feel-good film of awards season, ‘Hidden Figures’ is now a big winner and a big moneymaker

Once the feel-good film of awards season, ‘Hidden Figures’ is now a big winner and a big moneymaker

Throughout this film awards cycle, “Hidden Figures” has been the crowd-pleasing, uplifting fan favorite. This weekend, the fact-based period drama about the African-American women who worked behind the scenes at NASA during the space race won the top prize at the SAG Awards and crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office.

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BAM’s top 10 movies of 2016: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ top the list

BAM’s top 10 movies of 2016: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ top the list

Half of the movies on my favorite films list for 2016 b […]

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Oscar nominations break or tie multiple records, with diverse nominees and Meryl Streep’s 20th nod

Oscar nominations break or tie multiple records, with diverse nominees and Meryl Streep’s 20th nod

Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and “La La Land” were among the people and films breaking or tying records when the diverse Oscar nominees were announced today.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Oscar nominations to be announced Tuesday, SAG to honor Lily Tomlin, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman speak out

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Oscar nominations to be announced Tuesday, SAG to honor Lily Tomlin, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman speak out

Oscar nominations to be revealed Tuesday The nomination […]

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The Force is strong with this one: Princess Leia lives on even after Carrie Fisher’s death

The Force is strong with this one: Princess Leia lives on even after Carrie Fisher’s death

When my sister and I were kids during the 80s, it was ALWAYS a good time to play Star Wars. There was only one problem: There was only one heroine in that whole entire far away galaxy, So, when it came time to play Stars Wars, tough decisions had to be made. Would one of us play one of the boys, Han Solo or Luke Skywalker? That was no good: We were tomboys, not boys. To my memory, sometimes we were both Princess Leia, and sometimes we created our own female Star Wars characters — because there was only one woman who got to be a hero. And while that may have been severely limiting, at least Star Wars had one.

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Awards season update: ‘La La Land’ keeps dancing, ‘Moonlight’ still shining, ‘Kubo’ makes history

Awards season update: ‘La La Land’ keeps dancing, ‘Moonlight’ still shining, ‘Kubo’ makes history

Last weekend’s Golden Globes established La La Land as a clear front-runner — closely followed by Moonlight — in upcoming races for the prestigious awards doled out by the DGA, PGA, BAFTA and, ultimately, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Nominations have been announced by all but the Academy. To see how they compare, read on…

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Number of women directors falls – and female characters have less to say in movies

Number of women directors falls – and female characters have less to say in movies

In the past week, I’ve learned that the number of […]

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