WEEK IN WOMEN: Writers Guild Honors Nancy Meyers – Brandy McDonnell reports

Trailblazing screenwriter, director and producer Nancy Meyers, who has created such memorable hit films as Private Benjamin, Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated and The Holiday has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s 2020 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Sundance FF close to 50/50 in 2020 – Brandy McDonnell reports

When the 2020 Sundance Film Festival kicks off later this month in and around Park City, Utah, it will be close to its goal of gender parity – significantly closer than most of the other major film fests. This year’s lineup includes 118 full-length feature films, representing 27 countries and 44 first-time feature filmmakers. Of the 65 directors in the four competition categories – which total 56 films – 46 percent are women, 38 percent are people of color and 12 percent are LGBTQ+

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AWFJ Welcomes Ten New Members in 2020 – Jennifer Merin reports

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is welcoming ten outstanding female film journalists as new members, starting in January 2020. They are film critics, commentators and reporters who hail from around the world and represent a wide range of media platforms, including popular and erudite publications, daily newspapers and other print journals, broadcast and online outlets.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Femme-Helmed Tentpoles Set for 2020 – Brandy McDonnell reports

It looks like 2020 could be a landmark year for women making moview. Five of the biggest titles scheduled for release next year — including all four major superhero movies on the slate — will be directed by women and are femme-centric.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Golden Globes Honors Ellen DeGeneres – Brandy McDonnell reports

Ellen DeGeneres will receive the Carol Burnett Award at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named DeGeneres the second recipient of the award, which Burnett received at the 2019 Golden Globes ceremony. A three-time Golden Globe nominee, DeGeneres will accept the honor at at the 2020 ceremony, which airs live January 5, 2020

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AWFJ Announces 2019 EDA Award Nominees – Jennifer Merin reports

In its 13th annual awards season, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists presents EDA Awards in 25 categories divided into three sections, the BEST OF AWARDS, FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS and EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS. AWFJ is particularly proud that women nominees are represented in all major craft categories and dominate several — and, not just in the FEMALE FOCUS section.

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