WEEK IN WOMEN: Gina Rodriguez Takes On DIARY OF A FEMALE PRESIDENT for Disney+ – Brandy McDonnel reports

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Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez will recur on the upcoming Disney+ series “Diary of a Female President and will direct the first episode, as production launches on the show and its main cast is announced.

The 10-episoide Diary of a Female President will launch on Disney’s new streaming service next year.

The “Jane the Virgin” star is executive producer of the series, which is to be produced by her I Can and I Will Productions. 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.