WEEK IN WOMEN: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Talks Women in BOND 25 – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge recently spoke about her contribution to the upcoming 25th James Bond film, polishing the script to make it “absolutely relevant now.”

The writer and performer said the long-running film franchise has to “grow” and “evolve” and “Bond 25” has to “treat women properly,” even if the womanizing English spy himself doesn’t.

An Emmy Award nominee for her writing on the first season of Killing Eve, Waller-Bridge becomes only the second woman in Bond history to be credited on a script after Johanna Hardwood, who wrote on 1962’s Dr. No and 1963’s From Russia With Love. 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.