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    Guest Post: American Mary Sets Out to Modify the Way You Think About Women in Horror

    In short, our film American Mary proclaims that she is the story of medical student Mary Mason who is growing increasingly broke and disenchanted by medical school and the surgeons she once admired. The allure of easy money and notoriety brings Mary into the messy world of body modification and unde...

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    Canada Establishing Rosalind Prize for Women Fiction Writers

    During the Vancouver Writers Fest, frustration turned into creation. A panel of five women, including the founder of the U.K.’s Orange Prize for fiction, discussed the current state of women’s representations in literature. And the statistics provided by panel member, novelist Susan Swan...

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    Australia Launches Literary Award for Women - The Stella Prize

    Australia has launched its first major literary award for women writers inspired by the UK Women’s Prize for fiction.

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    Women Created and Centric TV Roundup

    In women and television news, some more promising deals have been cropping up from NBC, The Hallmark Channel and MTV.

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    Interview with Coley Sohn – Writer and Director of Sassy Pants

    Sassy Pants is, yes, a sassy movie starring the breakout star of MTV's show Awkward Ashley Rickards. She plays Bethany Pruitt who is basically held prisoner in her home by her overprotective mother. She's home schooled and graduated first in her class, and the next step for her is to go to...

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    Middle of Nowhere Enters The Oscar Conversation

    I've been talking about Middle of Nowhere since I saw it last June at the LA Film Festival.  As I wrote in my piece Could Middle of Nowhere Be a Game Changer? this is a very special movie.  I talked mostly about why this is an important movie, culturally.  Ava Duvernay, the writer...

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    14 Women are in The Hollywood Reporter's Top 50 Showrunners of 2012

    The Hollywood Reporter recently named their Top 50 Showrunners of 2012 for both comedy and drama. 14 of the 50 showrunners named were women. And women made up 4 of the 11 on the Showrunners to Watch list. Despite the recent and continuing frustrating news regarding women in television, I’m hop...

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    Rebel Wilson Sells Comedy to Universal

    I’m sure you are thinking that Women and Hollywood has become Rebel Wilson’s unofficial fan page. We kind of are, but we can’t help but be super excited that Rebel Wilson is blowing up.

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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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