WEEK IN WOMEN: Netflix Taps Brie Larson and Lynette Howell Taylor – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (Room, Captain Marvel) and Oscar-nominated producer Lynette Howell Taylor (A Star Is Born) have made a two-picture worldwide rights deal at Netflix for films produced by Howell Taylor’s 51 Entertainment.

Deadline Hollywood reports that Netflix has acquired Unicorn Store, Larson’s directing debut, and Lady Business, which will be the next film she stars in and possibly her sophomore outing as a director.

Unicorn Store will premiere on Netflix April 5, which means Larson is going to have a big spring. She will officially join the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Captain Marvel opens in theaters March 9. 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.