WEEK IN WOMEN: Amazon reboots A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN – Brandy McDonnell reports

Amazon has tossed out a series order for its reboot of A League of Their Own months after wrapping production on the pilot. Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) and Will Graham (The Onion News Network) created the series, which is billed as a reinterpretation of Penny Marshall’s 1992 feature film starring Geena Davis

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Martha Coolidge’s REAL GENIUS Celebrates 35th Anniversary – Brandy McDonnell reports

Martha Coolidge’s Real Genius is a quotable comedy that provides big laughs without the discomfort of wildly inappropriate material. The film about two teenage science whizzes who are tricked by their duplicitous professor into building a laser for a top-secret military assassination program also illustrates how far we’ve come technologically – and how far we still have to go in terms of gender equality in the film industry.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Ava DuVernay to receive Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize – Brandy McDonnell reports

The Gish Prize Trust has announced that writer, producer, director, and social justice activist Ava DuVernay has been selected to receive the 27th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in recognition of her ongoing achievements in inspiring change through the power of film and television.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Nia DaCosta to helm CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 – Brandy McDonnell reports

Nia DaCosta will become the first Black woman director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she has been tapped to direct “Captain Marvel 2” for Marvel Studios. She becomes the fourth woman to direct a Marvel Studios blockbuster, following Boden, Cate Shortland (Black Widow, currently due out Nov. 6), and Chloé Zhao (Eternals. currently slated for Feb. 12), as Marvel continues to broaden the horizons of the director it hires for its superheroic films,

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THE TRUTH – Review by Brandy McDonnell

The French-language family drama marks the first film written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda outside his native Japan. But “The Truth” has such an air of authenticity that it seems like the auteur, who won the 2018 Palme d’Or at France’s Cannes Film Festival for “Shoplifters,” has been making movies in Paris his whole life.

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