WEEK IN WOMEN: Viola Davis Develops FAST COLOR for Amazon Series – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Amazon Studios is developing Fast Color, a series based on the 2018 sci-fi film about three generations of black women with superhuman abilities.

The streaming adaptation comes from Oscar winner Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions, along with the film’s writers, Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz and their Original Headquarters, along with Mickey Liddell’s LD Entertainment.

Released by Lionsgate/Code Black in April, the film earned praise for putting three black women –  Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), her mom Bo (Lorraine Toussaint) and Ruth’s daughter Lila (Saniyya Sidney) – at the center of an original science fiction narrative. 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.