WEEK IN WOMEN: Courtney Kemp’s New Super Deal With Lionsgate – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Courtney Kemp, the creator of Starz’s crime drama Power, has signed what has been deemed as a “one-of-a-kind” agreement with the premium cable channel’s parent company, Lionsgate. The development and production deal offers Kemp and her End of Episode shingle the opportunity to expand the Power franchise with potential spinoffs among a number of commitments by Starz. Kemp’s new deal brings some changes at her End of Episode, with ex-Lionsgate head of worldwide scripted television chief Chris Selak joining as company president and development executive Danielle De Jesus getting promoted to senior vice president. 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.