WEEK IN WOMEN: Fortson and McAdams cast in Blume’s ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET – Brandy McDonnell reports

Abby Ryder Fortson, the 12-year-old actor best-known for her scene-stealing performances in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” movies, will play Margaret Simon and Rachel McAdams, an Academy Award nominee for the 2015 film “Spotlight,” will play Margaret’s mother, Barbara, in Lionsgate’s highly anticipated adaptation of Judy Blume’s classic novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Courtney Kemp’s New Super Deal With Lionsgate – Brandy McDonnell reports

Courtney Kemp, the creator of Starz’s crime drama Power, has signed what has been deemed as a “one-of-a-kind” agreement with the premium cable channel’s parent company, Lionsgate. The development and production deal offers Kemp and her End of Episode shingle the opportunity to expand the Power franchise with potential spinoffs among a number of commitments by Starz.

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