WEEK IN WOMEN: Amy Adams Launches Production Company With HBO Deal – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Six-time Academy Award-nominated actor Amy Adams and her manager Stacy O’Neil are launching a new production company that has secured a first-look deal at HBO.

Called Bond Group Entertainment, the new company will have Kathleen Clifford work as vice president of TV development for the company. Clifford was previously the director of original programming for Starz and prior to that was at Grady Girl Productions, Legendary Entertainment and ICM.

The first project to be developed under the fledgling company’s first-look deal will be an adaptation of the celebrated Barbara Kingsolver novel “The Poisonwood Bible.” The story follows Orleanna Price, the wife of a fierce evangelical missionary who takes her and their four daughters to the Belgian Congo in the midst of colonial upheaval in 1959. 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.