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    Save the Future for Women in Comedy - See Bridesmaids

    How did we get to a place in 2011 where the female Hollywood comedian is on the endangered species list? My god we have three female Supreme Court justices, we've had three female secretaries of state, we have several just as crazy as the dudes women in the running for the Republican nomination for...

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    Guest Post: The First Grader by Ann Peacock

    We LOVE it, but there’s no money for movies about Africa.

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    Weinstein Co. Picks Up Meryl Streep Film The Iron Lady

    Looks like we will have a Meryl Streep film in Oscar contention this year. At Cannes, the Weinstein Co. has secured the US rights for the film.

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    Guest Post: Hooray For The Movie Bridesmaids by Cory Kahaney

    Here we go again…my phone is ringing because some funny laaaady is getting lots of attention. In this case it’s ladies, and the movie is Bridesmaids. Someone is doing a piece on why this all female comedy is such an ‘anomaly’, and they want a female comic’s perspective. They always call me, they ev...

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    Pilot Pickups: Fox and NBC

    Here are the women created and written shows that got pick ups in the last two days. Note that all four of the shows picked up by NBC are written by women and all will star women.

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    Women Can Create Shows - The 2011-2012 Pilot Season

    As pilot season winds down and the shows get series pickups in the next couple of weeks, Neely Swanson took a look at the female writers creating pilots this year for Deadline and found that there was a big positive change from one season ago. Women actually have lots of shows in contention for pic...

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    Why Bridesmaids Matters

    This feels like another cultural watershed moment for women on screen. A big studio comedy that is about women. We all know the difficulties women in comedy have faced. Gone are the days of Goldie Hawn and Madeline Kahn and Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. Women who were allowed to be stars and all...

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    Guest Post: Getting Prom to the Big Screen by Katie Wech

    Like many opportunities in life, it happened so fast I could have easily missed it. I was sitting in an executive’s office at Disney, when suddenly he said, almost in passing, “I’ve been thinking about doing a movie about Prom.” That was it. And then the meeting was over.

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    Trailer Watch: Another Earth

    This is co-written and starring Brit Marling. Opens July 20

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    Trailer Alert: Bridesmaids (The Dirty Version)

    2 more weeks until Bridesmaids. I'm going to see it next week and I am psyched. This has potential cross over for male and female audiences. Here's what Russ Fischer said on /Film: "This movie is great. It’s my favorite comedy of the year without any competition at all."

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