WEEK IN WOMEN: 2020 Gracies for Williams, Nash, Watts and more – Brandy McDonnell reports

Winners of the the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s 45th annual Gracie Awards includes such esteemed honorees as Michelle Williams, Niecy Nash, Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, Tamron Hall, Naomi Watts, Angela Yee, Norah O’Donnell, Stephanie Beatriz, and Soledad O’Brien, along with more than 100 of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media.

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Tara Duncan’s Hulu deal includes Zakiya Dalila Harris’ THE OTHER BLACK GIRL – Brandy McDonnell reports

Tara Duncan has made an overall deal with Hulu, setting up an adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ upcoming novel The Other Black Girl at the streaming service. Now in development, the project will be co-written by Harris and the author will be an executive producer alongside Duncan,

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Florence Pugh Cast in Olivia Wilde’s DON’T WORRY DARLING – Brandy McDonnell reports

Oscar nominee Florence Pugh been cast in actor/director Olivia Wilde’s upcoming 1950s period film Don’t Worry Darling. Pugh will star as a housewife who discovers an unsettling truth about her seemingly ideal life in an utopian community in the California desert.

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DuVernay and Jenks get Funko Pops, per AWFJ’s Suggestion! Yes!!! – Jennifer Merin reports

There’s no way to know how much, if any, Funko’s introduction of Female Film Director Pops was influenced by Leslie Combemale’s essay for AWFJ.org in 2018, but in March, 2020, Funko introduced it’s Ava DuVernay Pop. The Patty Jenkins Pop followed in April.

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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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