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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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    Tina Fey Covers EW and Signs a Four Year Deal with Universal TV

    As the sun sets on her series 30 Rock starting next week with a slew of special guests including Amy Sedaris and Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey takes a look back at the show and her movie career in an interview to be published tomorrow by EW.

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    Link Round Up: Multiple New Women-Created, Focused TV Projects in Development

    Over the past couple days multiple networks (and Netflix) have been reporting about a slew of women-created and women-focused TV projects that are currently in development. As we reported today, women made 26% of the television shows in the 2011-2012 season.  As we go into a new season of telev...

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