THE WEEK IN WOMEN: News about FAITH, Ritter and AMPAS — Brandy McDonnell reports

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It looks like Hollywood is finally embracing a comic-book heroine who doesn’t look like a voluptuous stick woman with the mold-breaking superhero Faith Herbert, aka Zephyr, set to soar on onto the big screen in a live-action adaptation of Faith, the first prominent plus-sized female superhero to grace the pages of Valiant Comics. Speaking of superheroes, Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter will make her directorial debut on a Season 3 episode of the Marvel Netflix series. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences boost the percentage of women members with its record-setting 2018 invitations list. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMAN.

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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