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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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    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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