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    Zooey Deschanel to Launch Production Company and Women Centric TV News Round Up

    In television news, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel alongside Hello Giggles co-founder Sophia Rossi have launched their own production company. The pair have signed a two year first look deal with 20th Century Fox TV and will develop new television projects.

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    Academy Names 176 New Members

    In an attempt to diversify its membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 people to become members. There are just under 6,000 members of the full Academy. Keep in mind that a person is only allowed to be a member of one branch. So for example, Barbra Streisand. ...

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    Lynne Ramsay Scores BAFTA Directing Nomination

    In a year when we will probably not see a female director nominated for any major awards here in the US, the Brits have been smart enough to recognize the Lynne Ramsay did do one of the best directing jobs of the year and nominated her for best director and We Need to Talk About Kevin for Best Briti...

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    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award Winners

    "The Artist" was selected for best film and best director.

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    Melissa McCarthy News

    A couple of things to talk about on the Melissa McCarthy front.

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    Diablo Cody, Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig Get Nominated for WGA Awards

    It seems that women's orginal work is being recognized this year by the WGA with two out of the five slots for original screenplay taken by women.  Diablo Cody was nominated for Young Adult and Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo got a nod for Bridesmaids.

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    Lame Idea of the Day - Making a Bridesmaids Sequel Without the Lead Bridesmaid

    The Hollywood Reporter released a story yesterday saying that Universal was planning on moving ahead with a Bridemaids sequel but that star/co-writer Kristen Wiig as well as co-writer Annie Mumolo are not interested in being a part of it.

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    AFI Picks Top TV Shows and Films of the Year

    This list reminds me that even though they have been upteen articles about how women are making great strides, there is still such a long way to go, because as I look at the lists I notice that there are very few female directors and creators.

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    Bridesmaids Box Office Stays Strong

    Just a little bit of news on the box office for Bridesmaids. Variety has reported that it beat Thor at the box office on Monday and Tuesday. As of yesterday, the gross was over $32 million which means it has made back its production cost in the first week.

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    Bridesmaids is a Big Fat Hit!

    Women took up the mantle and went to see the film. The gross was about $24.5 (UPDATE - $26.2) million about $10 million more than predicted. I don't know who does the predicting on these types of films but they missed the boat on this one big time. I know they wanted to keep expectations down because the mantra was (and seems always is with a film about women) that this is unprecedented and there is nothing to compare it to. I'd like to now retire these delusional thoughts. Women have starred in successful franchises, action movies and comedies. Maybe we just need to start keeping our own statistics to help people out. (Who wants to wor...

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