THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Women in Motion at Cannes, Jodie Foster in Hollywood and more –Brandy McDonnell reports

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DAVIS SARANDONA year after the biggest news involving women at Cannes Film Festival was the controversy over a rule requiring women to wear high heels on the red carpet, there have been some strides made for women at France’s esteemed film fest. Kering’s Women in Motion initiative has honored Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, and three women directors are competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or. But there’s still a long road ahead. Plus Jodie Foster says Hollywood is scared of women, and more. Read this week’s THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, 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 AWFJ.org.