WEEK IN WOMEN: Nina Dobrev Set for indie SICK GIRL – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Nina Dobrev (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, CW’s The Vampire Diaries) will star in and executive produce the indie film Sick Girl, an independent comedy that marks the feature film writing and directing debut for Jennifer Cram, the longtime casting associate who most recently was casting director on Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Brandon Mychal Smith, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Koenig, Hayley Magnus, Dan Bakkedahl and Ray McKinnon will co-star in the femme-centric comedy centered on Wren Pepper (Dobrev, who starred on the now-canceled CBS comedy “Fam” this past season), who feels that she and her lifelong friends have grown apart. A little white lie from Wren begins to tear that community apart, taking them all on an unexpected ride. 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.