WEEK IN WOMEN: Scarlett Scores $15-Mil for BLACK WIDOW – Brandy McDonnell reports

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After punching, kicking and flipping through six Marvel movies as Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson is finally getting a $15 million payday for her upcoming stand-alone film centered on her well-played and well-established Marvel superheroine.

That salary is what Chris Evans earned as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth got as Thor for fronting Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok, respectively. (For those of you keeping count at home, those are the third standalone movies for both these male Marvel characters.) Continue reading 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.