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    The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Showrunners Roundtable: A Much Better Picture

    At least this picture won't make the heads of women writers across the country explode with anger. The Hollywood Reporter gained some sanity and includes two women in its showrunners panel on comedy. The women included were Jenny Bicks (The Big C) and Liz Brixius (Nurse Jackie). It's so much more...

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    Forbes Names the 10 Most Powerful Female Authors

    This is quite an interesting list and one thing I immediately noticed which is different from so many other lists is that it is a diverse list -- five white women and five women of color. And the list is about power and influence not necessarily about money, but they are all incredibly successful. ...

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    Jane Goldman Talks X-Men

    Not too many women are co-writers on $125 million flicks but Jane Goldman is. Check out her fantastic hair.

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    Trailer Watch: I Don't Know How She Does It

    This looks pretty good. Will be released on September 16 in the US and UK.

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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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    2011 Hollywood Writers Report - Women Make Up 24% of All Writers

    The 2011 Hollywood Writers Report published by the Writers Guild of America, West was released yesterday, and the report, entitled Recession and Regression shows little progress for female writers.

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    Season Preview: NBC's Lineup

    Smash - written by Theresa Rebeck (midseason)

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    Eve Ensler to Make Directing Debut With The Other Side Starring Jane Fonda

    Vagina Monologue writer and V-Day activist Eve Ensler will be making her directorial debut on The Other Side a film that will also focus on the epidemic of rape in the Congo.

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    Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut Gets a Name and a Date

    Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, a love story set in Bosnia War in the 90s finally has a title - In the Land of Blood and Honey. The other news is that it will be released on December 23rd by Film District putting it right into the awards mix. Jolie also wrote the script.

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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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