WEEK IN WOMEN: Karin Chien Teams with Louverture Films – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Award-winning indie film producer Karin Chien is teaming up with New York-based Louverture Films.

Co-founded by Joslyn Barnes and Danny Glover along with partners Susan Rockefeller, the Bertha Foundation and Sawsan Asfari, Louverture’s credits include RaMell Ross’ Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) and Yance Ford‘s Strong Island (2017), both Oscar-nominated documentaries.

The first collaboration planned between Barnes and Chien is an upcoming installation project by RaMell Ross.

Louverture plans to work with Chien as it expands into fiction and series projects in addition to nonfiction work. 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.