Paramount Pictures Nabs Kay Oyegun’s ASSISTED LIVING – Brandy McDonnell reports

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This Is Us and Queen Sugar writer Kay Oyegun’s spec script Assisted Living has sold to Paramount Pictures in a high six against seven figure deal. The comedic script, which also had Sony, Endeavor Content and Netflix vying for it, was being likened to Sister Act meets Mrs. Doubtfire, with the tale of a thief on the run from her old crew who holes up in a retirement home.

Oyegun is a rising star in the writers’ room of the popular NBC drama This Is Us, and she wrote the biopic of civil rights activist Angela Davis for Lionsgate. 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, 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