WEEK IN WOMEN: Anna May Wong Spotlighted in PBS Documentary – Brandy McDonnell reports

Trailblazing Asian American movie star Anna May Wong is being spotlighted in PBS’ “American Masters — Unladylike2020,” a multimedia series with a one-hour broadcast special followed by 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Dahvi Waller Premieres MRS. AMERICA on FX/Hulu – Brandy McDonnell reports

Primetime Emmy-winning writer and producer Dahvi Waller, whose premier previous credits include Mad Men and Halt and Catch Fire was looking for an intriguing angle to delve into 1970s feminism, and she found it in Mrs. America.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Kelly Fremon Craig to adapt Judy Blume’s ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET – Brandy McDonnell reports

Judy Blume’s iconic 1980 novel Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret is finally set to be made into a feature film. Lionsgate, which has committed to green-light the movie, emerged victorious in a fierce bidding war for the film rights.

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WENDY – Review by Brandy McDonnell

But Zeitlin’s sophomore cinematic effort fails to take flight, as an unshakeable sense of having seen this story grounds an interesting film that boasts some indelible moments. Surprisingly, that “been there, done that” feeling doesn’t stem from Zeitlin’s retelling “Peter Pan” as much as from the sense that he has rebooted his memorable 2012 breakout “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with Barrie’s familiar mythology as a framework.

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I STILL BELIEVE – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Following the $86 million global haul for “I Can Only Imagine,” Lionsgate partnered with the Erwins to form a new production company, Kingdom Story, and “I Still Believe” is the first film to come down that pipeline. So, faith-based film fans can believe they will see more movies like this one coming soon to theaters.

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