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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Movie review: A lifelong Oklahoman’s take on the Sundance documentary ‘Oklahoma City’

Movie review: A lifelong Oklahoman’s take on the Sundance documentary ‘Oklahoma City’

It may be heartrending and stomach-churning to watch, especially for Oklahoma natives and residents like me, but the new PBS documentary “Oklahoma City” is timely and vital viewing. The harrowing film, which made its world premiere last month at the Sundance Film Festival, does more than just recap the destruction wrought by Timothy McVeigh’s truck bomb.

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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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