WEEK IN WOMEN: Supergirl Soars, Gal Gadot Speaks, SAG-AFTRA Counsels — Brandy McDonnell

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Look! Up in the sky and on the big screen: Warner Bros and DC are developing a feature film based around Supergirl. The similarly superpowered cousin of Superman, will finally get a chance at silver-screen redemption after the fizzle of her widely planned 1984 film starring Helen Slater. Gal Gadot fans will hear the Wonder Woman star’s voice as the tough and gritty Shank in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet, which hits theaters this Thanksgiving. SAG-AFTRA and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation are working together to provide workplace sexual harassment counseling services for members of the union. The services are administered by trained counselors at The Actors Fund, a national human services organization for entertainment, media and performing arts professionals. Read the details on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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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 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.