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    Guest Post: The Evolution of Women in Comedy: From Mary Tyler Moore to Amy and Mindy

    Treva Silverman had spent most of her 30 years wanting to be funny and female -- and allowed to do so in public, maybe even collect a buck or two for her trouble. Growing up in the 1950s in Cedarhurst, Long Island, she'd looked up to Carole Lombard and Jean Arthur, those grand dames of '30s scr...

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    Cross Post: Why Women Should Get The Jobs

    In a recent episode of the television series Mad Men, two advertising agencies merge. Each agency has a single woman on their creative team and one woman is told she's 'toast' because the combined agency already 'has one'. As in one woman. In the scenes that follow, the extra woman is 'dis...

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    Emma Thompson Returns to the Big Screen in Saving Mr. Banks

    It feels like it has been a long time since we saw Emma Thompson on the big screen in a meaty role. In Saving Mr. Banks she plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. The film is written by Kelly Marcel (who is scripting 50 Shades of Grey) and Sue Smith.

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    More Plays About Women Were Written in the 1900s than Today

    At an event that celebrated theater during the Suffragette movement, Professor Maggie Gale from the University of Manchester, revealed that her research had found that there were more plays written by women in crucial points in the 20th century than in the 21st.

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    LAFF Interview with Molly Green, Stephanie Dziczek and Meg Charlton of Forev

    Women and Hollywood got the chance to interview the awesome team of ladies behind Forev--director and writer Molly Green and producers Stephanie Dziczek and Meg Charlton.

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    Elizabeth Banks' Brownstone Productions to Adapt Two New Projects

    Lionsgate has just bought two book adaptation projects that will be produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's Brownstone Productions.

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    Weekly Update for June 28th and July 5th: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

    Weekly Update for June 28th and July 5th: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

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    The Heat - Written by Katie Dippold

    Yesterday, I wrote a piece that gave my argument about why you need to go and see The Heat this weekend. What I didn't share since I was embargoed was the fact that I really liked the movie and it made me laugh so hard, harder than I have done in a long, long time.

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    Cross-Post: We are the 40%!

    Last week, a chart appeared on the popular screenwriting website Go Into the Story analyzing gender inequity among spec script sales in the American entertainment business. The figures not only show a stark disparity between the sexes but also a steady decline in spec sales among women from 14% in t...

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    Trailer Watch: Just Like a Woman - Written by Joelle Touma and Marion Doussot

    Just Like a Woman, written by Joelle Touma and Marion Doussot, follows two friends--Marilyn (Sienna Miller) and Mona (Golshifteh Farahani) who are both dealing with some upheavals in their lives. The pair decides to travel from their home of Chicago to Santa Fe to compete in a bellydancing competiti...

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