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    Must Watch: Nashville-Created by Callie Khouri

    For me Connie Britton can do no wrong.  She was phenomenal as one of my all-time favorite TV characters, Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights, and on top of that she’s an outspoken advocate for women’s health.  Now she is paired with Oscar-winning writer of Thelma & Louise, C...

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    Anne Hathaway to Star in Mindy Kaling's The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie

    Mindy Kaling’s Black List script The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie now has Anne Hathaway attached to star. Co-written with Kaling’s former The Office co-worker Brent Forrester, Gillespie follows a woman whose debilitating low self-esteem leads her to date a string of terrible loser...

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    Women Donors Save the Orange Prize for Literature

    A group of female donors including Cherie Blair, Martha Lane Fox and the novelist Joanna Trollope have come in at the last minute to keep the Orange Prize for women's fiction in existence. The prize will now be known at the Women's Prize for Fiction. The committee is hoping to have a new h...

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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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    Kelly Marcel Writing Fifty Shades of Grey Screenplay

    As we previously reported, 3 female screenwriters, Karen Croner, Veena Sud and Kelly Marcel were in talks to adapt Fifty Shades of Grey.  The golden ticket goes to Kelly Marcel for the coveted gig.

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    Lena Dunham at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit and New Book Proposal

    Lena Dunham is on a roll that looks like it cannot be stopped. Despite getting shut out of the Emmys, Dunham has been busy with season 2 of Girls (airing in January), publishing essays in The New Yorker and co-writing the film Nobody Walks (out October 12).

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    The Best Quotes from Tina Fey's Entertainment Weekly Interview

    I believe that we have all come to a group consensus that Tina Fey is the best. As we reported last week, NBC feels the same about Fey. And so does Entertainment Weekly!

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    Guest Post: We Came! We Saw! We Threw Bananas! WE WERE THEATRE!

    Since 2001 Guerrilla Girls On Tour! have staged an annual protest around the time of the Tony Awards to highlight sexism in theatre.  We chose the Tony Awards because we wanted people to think about the fact that women aren’t nominated for Tony’s because they aren’t hired on B...

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    Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect and Body Acceptance

    In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Rebel Wilson discusses the difficulty she had in getting cast for roles when she was starting out in Hollywood. Despite her talent, Wilson wasn’t getting cast for roles, a process that frustrated her.

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    TV Pilot News: Malin Akerman to be 'Trophy Wife'; Ilene Chaiken to CBS

    Malin Akerman will be starring in Trophy Wife written and executive produced by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. As Deadline had reported, Trophy Wife received a cast-contingent pilot order earlier this month. With Akerman officially signed on, the pilot will go into production.

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