WEEK IN WOMEN: Women In Film Gala Honors Poehler, Ray, Debicki and Schulman – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Women In Film, Los Angeles has announced the honorees for the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala set for June 12 at The Beverly Hilton.

Formerly named the Crystal + Lucy Awards, the annual benefit supports Women In Film, Los Angeles’ educational and philanthropic programs and its advocacy for gender parity for women throughout the industry, according to a news release.

The 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala Honorees include Amy Poehler, named the Women In Film Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award.

Issa Rae will receive the Women In Film Emerging Entrepreneur Award, while Elizabeth Debicki will garner The Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award. The Crystal Award for Advocacy in Entertainment goes to Cathy Schulman. 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.