WEEK IN WOMEN: Blanchett’s Dirty Films inks first-look with New Republic – Brandy McDonnell reports

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blachett has inked a first-look feature film production deal for her Dirty Films production company with New Republic Pictures, headed by Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer. Oliver, who received a Best Picture Academy Award nod in 2011 for Black Swan, formed New Republic in 2017. The company was big in the mix in this year’s Oscars, having backed the films 1917 and Rocketman last year.

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WEEK IN WOMEN – IFC acquires A CALL TO SPY, WWII Female Spy Drama – Brandy McDonnell reports

IFC Films has acquired the North American rights to A Call to Spy, the feature directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated documentary producer Lydia Dean Pilcher, which centers on the courageous unsung female spies who served in World War II. IFC is planning an autumn release.

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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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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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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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WEEK IN WOMEN: Keaton, Midler, Hawn Reunite for FAMILY JEWELS – Brandy McDonnell reports

Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn will reunite on the big screen for the first time since 1996’s First Wives Club in the yuletide comedy Family Jewels. The dynamic trio of iconic performers will star as three women spending Christmas together, along with their kids and grandkids, after the man they were all once married to dies in a New York City department store.

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