THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Martha Coolidge’s REAL GENIUS Anni Spotlights Static Stats, plus Emma Thompson, Thelma Schoonmaker and 25 Top Female Directors – Brandy McDonnell comments

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MARTHA COOLIDGEThirty years after Martha Coolidge released Real Genius, she’s still a rarity in Hollywood: A female director. After making inroads in the 1980s and ’90s, women have lost ground in the entertainment industry over the past 20 years.’s 25 female directors you should know. Emma Thompson speaks against Hollywood agism and sexism, DGA honors Thelma Schoonmaker and Sue Kroll at Warner Bros. Read on…>>

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for