WEEK IN WOMEN: Devery Jacobs to receive Breakthrough Award at AXT TV Fest – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Canadian Indigenous actor Devery Jacobs will be honored at the 2024 ATX TV Festival, taking place in Austin, Texas from May 30-June 2.

Jacobs, who is Mohawk, will receive the festival’s annual Breakthrough Award, which recognizes an individual whose creative voice has made a substantial and unique impact on the current moment in TV and whose work exemplifies the emotional, entertaining, and artistic possibilities of the medium.

Jacobs will discuss her career in a one-on-one conversation at this year’s ATX TV Festival, including her multi-hyphenate role as actor, writer and director on FX’s critically acclaimed series Reservation Dogs.

The Peabody Award-winning series, which is available to stream on Hulu, has been hailed as the first mainstream TV show on which every writer, director and series regular performer is Indigenous. Reservation Dogs debuted its third and final groundbreaking season last fall.

Jacobs recently co-starred in Marvel Studios’ TV-MA series Echo and lent her voice to Season 2 of Marvel’s animated anthology series What If…?

Plus, she has appeared on TV shows like The Order, American Gods and Rutherford Falls and played a guest role on the Netflix animated series Spirit Rangers. 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.