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    Amy Poehler and Her Brother Greg Are Making a Swedish Comedy Series

    Siblings Amy and Greg Poehler are getting into business with Swedish television. They'll be executive producing a half-hour comedy series for Sweden's TV4 called "Welcome to Sweden" under their new production banner Syskon, alongside Swedish producer FLX and Entertainment One.

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    Oscars Rehire Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

    While we here at Women and Hollywood had many problems with the Oscars executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the Academy is very pleased that the show was able to bring in that coveted young male demographic. They are so happy that they made the early decision to rehire Meron and Zadan ...

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    Comedy Central Gives a Season Order to Web Series Adaptation 'Broad City,' Produced by Amy Poehler

    "Broad City," the web series adaptation for which Comedy Central ordered a pilot in October, has been greenlit to series by the network.

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    Countdown to 2014: Amy Poehler is Writing a Book

    Get your phone alerts ready, Amy Poehler is writing a book that will drop in 2014. This should also be known as your new favorite book of all time. Poehler signed with It Books, an imprint of Harper Collins and will be writing an “illustrated, nonlinear diary full of humor and honesty and brim...

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    Thoughts on the Golden Globes - Girls Literally Ruled

    Last night, I ended up watching the Golden Globes in real time (with the commercials too.) The reason why that was possible was because of twitter and because I was having such a good time watching the show.  It felt lighter than in years past.  I am guessing a lot of that had to do with t...

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    Erasing Gilda Radner's Legacy

    I read with extreme shock that several of the Gilda's Clubs around the country were going to change their names Cancer Support Community because many people, especially the young ones, who come in for help don't know who Gilda Radner was.  What a lame reason.

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    New TV Projects From a Host of Women Including Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler

    If all this television news continues, we are in for a lot of promising sounding female centric, female produced and female written shows. This time around Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler, Rachel Harris & Angela Kinsey are producing and creating shows for CBS, The CW, Comedy C...

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    Hollywood Stars Stand Up for Reproductive Freedom

    Love this. Sign the petition Draw the Line from the Center for Reproductive Rights.

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    Comedy Central Orders Amy Poehler-Produced Pilot For Web Series 'Broad City'

    In the latest demonstration of the growing power of web series and podcasts to launch talent and potential TV shows, a pilot based on the web series "Broad City" has been ordered by Comedy Central, the network announced today. Created, written by and starring Upright Citizens Brigade alums...

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    Approaching Peak Vagina: Lena Dunham and Amy Poehler Score Rare Female Double Emmy Writing Nominations

    The Emmy nominations were released yesterday.  There is a lot of good news to recognize most especially the fact that two women -- Lean Dunham and Amy Poehler -- were nominated for their comedy writing.  According to Nellie at Deadline having two women nominated for comedy writing is a big...

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