Jennifer Lawrence to star in and produce true-crime movie ‘Mob Girl’

Jennifer Lawrence to star in and produce true-crime movie ‘Mob Girl’

“Mob Girl” follows Arlyne Brickman, a woman who grew up among racketeers and mobsters on the Lower East Side of New York City. She became a “mob girlfriend” who then wanted a piece of the action herself, eventually becoming a police informant and a major witness in the government’s case against the Colombo crime family.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Geena Davis celebrates 25th anniversary of ‘A League of Their Own,’ while Alicia Silverstone reflects on the legacy of ‘Clueless’

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Geena Davis celebrates 25th anniversary of ‘A League of Their Own,’ while Alicia Silverstone reflects on the legacy of ‘Clueless’

Geena Davis celebrates 25th anniversary of ‘A League of Their Own,’ while Alicia Silverstone reflects on the legacy of ‘Clueless.’ Plus, Jennifer, Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, Carrie Underwood, Kirsten Dunst, Taraji P. Henson and more will get stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018.

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Examining Hollywood’s diversity issues: The Oscars, ‘Ghostbusters’ – and why women in film and on TV matters

Examining Hollywood’s diversity issues: The Oscars, ‘Ghostbusters’ – and why women in film and on TV matters

Geena Davis reminds us why women getting equal representation in movies and television is important, plus the Oscars and ‘Ghostbusters’ offer opportunities for real talk about diversity.

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Femme-centric STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS dominates box-office over Golden Globes earner THE REVENANT

Femme-centric STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS dominates box-office over Golden Globes earner THE REVENANT

Star Wars: The Force Awakens took top North American box office for its fourth weekend, grossing $41.6 million from 4,134 theaters for a total $812 million. It’s the first movie to cross $800 million in the U.S., and it’s got a female leading character who is central to the plot. This is the third year in a row that the top-grossing movie of the year has featured a female main character. It even bested this year’s Golden Globes big winner, the gritty mostly-male survival tale, The Revenant, and other Golden Globe grabbers.

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Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do the milestones mark lasting change?

Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do the milestones mark lasting change?

Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do those milestones mark lasting change?

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‘It’s time for action’: ‘Systemic Change Project’ pushes for more women in film and TV

‘It’s time for action’: ‘Systemic Change Project’ pushes for more women in film and TV

‘It’s time for action’: The ‘Systemic Change Project,’ a joint initiative of Women in Film Los Angeles and the Sundance Institute, is pushing for more women in film and TV. Hunger Games rules box office for third week straight. Barbra Streisand set to direct new project, big award winners to date and more…in this week’s THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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It’s so hard to say goodbye to a cinematic hero like Katniss Everdeen of ‘The Hunger Games’

It’s so hard to say goodbye to a cinematic hero like Katniss Everdeen of ‘The Hunger Games’

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” boasts a bittersweet ending because its faithfully adapts the finale of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy. But for female filmgoers, it’s especially hard to say goodbye to a successful female-centered film franchise because in present-day Hollywood who knows when we’ll get another another hero like Katniss Everdeen.

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Remembering the fiery spirit of Maureen O’Hara – and reflecting on the need for more women throughout the moviemaking process

Remembering the fiery spirit of Maureen O’Hara – and reflecting on the need for more women throughout the moviemaking process

While we mourn the passing of fiery actress Maureen O’Hara, we look to the need for more women in front of the camera, behind the camera and in the boardroom.

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Jennifer Lawrence no longer wants to be ‘adorable’ if it means unequal pay

Jennifer Lawrence no longer wants to be ‘adorable’ if it means unequal pay

Jennifer Lawrence no longer wants to be ‘adorable’ if it means unequal pay, while Daisy Ridley gets front and center in new ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ poster.

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