WEEK IN WOMEN: Lucy Liu’s UNSUNG HEROES to Spotlight Overlooked Women – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Lucy Liu’s Unsung Heroes, a scripted series currently in development at her Moonvision Entertainment, will profile women who were highly accomplished in their fields but did not receive acknowledgment for their achievements and how their stories have affected history. The first episode will focus on Hollywood’s silent era star Anna May Wong.

Known for her film roles in “Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Chicago,” as well as her television parts in “Elementary” and “Ally McBeal,” Liu will shine a spotlight on female heroes with this project in progress at ABC Studios International. 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.