WEEK IN WOMEN: CODA, BLACK WIDOW and others Receive ReFrame Stamp – Brandy McDonnell reports

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This year’s best picture Academy Award winner CODA, 2021 best picture Oscar winner Nomadland and fellow Academy Award winners The Power of the Dog, Encanto, Cruella and West Side Story have met the criteria to receive the ReFrame Stamp.

Presented in partnership with IMDbPro, the ReFrame Stamp. serves as a mark of distinction for projects that have demonstrated gender-balanced hiring. The ReFrame Stamp is awarded annually to feature films and television content.

The ReFrame Stamp is awarded to narrative and animated features that hire women or individuals of other underrepresented gender identities and/or expressions, including those who are non-binary or gender non-conforming, in four out of eight key roles including writer, director, producer, lead, co-leads and department heads. Additional points are awarded to productions that hire women of color in key positions, and to those with overall gender parity in their crews.

A total of 28 of the most top 100 films of 2021 met the criteria to receive the ReFrame Stamp, including Marvel’s Black Widow and Eternals, the movie musical In the Heights, the reboot The Matrix Resurrections and more.

The list of this year’s most popular films was compiled based on IMDb global page views for narrative features. Three of the 10 films with budgets larger than $50 million earned the stamp.

Plus, three of the 10 films nominated for the 2022 best picture Oscar – The Power of the Dog, West Side Story and CODA, the winner – earned the stamp. 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.