WEEK IN WOMEN: Munn Opposes Casting Sex Offender in PREDATOR Reboot — Brandy McDonnell reports

Olivia Munn has again weathered the storm of speaking out against sexual misconduct.
It’s been a whirlwind week or so for the actor after she went public about her choice to speak out when she learned that an actor with a small role on her new film “The Predator” is a registered sex offender.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: New Study: Huge Majority of Film Critics are Male and White – Brandy McDonnell reports

Stacy L. Smith and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative have again found that film reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes are overwhelmingly white and male. Their new study shows that 67.1 of the critics were male, 32.9 percent were female, and that of critics with an “ascertainable” race or ethnicity, 23.2 percent were from minority groups while 76.8 percent were white,.

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A SIMPLE FAVOR – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Anna Kendrick stars as Stephanie, an overachieving mommy blogger raising her young son alone following her husband’s death in a car crash. A buttoned-down perfectionist whose elaborate volunteer efforts make her the object of ridicule at her son’s school, she seems like the last person in the world who would become friends with Emily (Blake Lively), the glamorous, high-powered publicist.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: WarnerMedia Launches Inclusion Initiative – Brandy McDonnell reports

Six months after best actress winner Frances McDormand delivered a figurative mic drop at the Oscars by championing the idea of inclusion riders, WarnerMedia – including Warner Bros., HBO and Turner — has announced a company-wide policy outlining its commitment to diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Kim Voynar on Virtual Reality Cinema

Like the best movies, Kim Voynar’s cinema career has come with plenty of plot twistS. For a decade, Voynar worked as a film critic, reviewing movies for Cinematical, Movie City News, Indiewire and Variety, and in 2011, she ventured into filmmaking. She wrote, produced and directed the short film “Bunker” and then working for three years for Wizards of the Coast founder Peter Adkison, helping him build his film production company and producing and directing many projects for it.

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BLACKKKLANSMAN — Review by Brandy McDonnell

Based on an outrageous true story, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” veers wildly between hilarious and harrowing, thrilling and appalling, smart and stylish. Most importantly, the two-time Oscar nominee’s latest “joint,” as Lee calls his films, is undeniably relevant, even though most of the events it chronicles happened 40 years ago.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Supergirl Soars, Gal Gadot Speaks, SAG-AFTRA Counsels — Brandy McDonnell

Look! Up in the sky and on the big screen: Warner Bros and DC are developing a feature film based around Supergirl. The similarly superpowered cousin of Superman, will finally get a chance at silver-screen redemption after the fizzle of her widely planned 1984 film starring Helen Slater. Gal Gadot fans will hear the Wonder Woman star’s voice as the tough and gritty Shank in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet, which hits theaters this Thanksgiving. SAG-AFTRA and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation are working together to provide workplace sexual harassment counseling services for members of the union. The services are administered by trained counselors at The Actors Fund, a national human services organization for entertainment, media and performing arts professionals.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: 9 TO 5 sequel, ‘CHARLIE’S ANGELS’ reboot, RGB and OCEAN’S 8 to DCD — Brandy McDonnell

The hours may be different these days, but Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are going back to work

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