WEEK IN WOMEN: Kelly Fremon Craig to Direct Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ – Brandy McDonnell reports

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At long last, trailblazing novelist Judy Blume has finally agreed to let her seminal 1970 novel “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” be adapted into a feature film.

After turning down numerous offers over the years, Judy Blume, the Library of Congress Living Legend, has granted the film rights to producer James L. Brooks’ Gracie Films and writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig.

After making her directorial debut on the 2016 coming-of-age film, The Edge of Seventeen, which she also wrote, Fremon Craig will adapt and helm the movie version of Blume’s book. 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.