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    The Susan Smith Blackburn Finalists

    This is the 33rd year of the awards that honor the most outstanding English written play by a woman. Julia Cho won the award in 2010.

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    ABC Family Goes All Girl

    Three new shows were given the green light yesterday and they all focus on young women. The good news is that the Jennifer Weiner (yes, the best-selling author) created show The Great State of Georgia starring Raven Symone (please don't lose any more weight) is included. Here's the log line from t...

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    Bridesmaids Poster

    While I pretty much never want to see another wedding movie ever, I might just be interested in this one.

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    Focus Features Buys Pariah in Two Picture Deal With Dee Rees

    Big news. A woman gets a seven figure deal.

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    Interview with Feo Aladag - writer and director of When We Leave

    When We Leave, Germany's entry for the Academy Awards, is written and directed by Feo Aladag. It is a powerful film that tells the story of a young Turkish German woman who leaves her unhappy and abusive marriage and how the family handles the cultural shame brought on by her stand for independence...

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    Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss Take on Hellman's The Children's Hour

    I have to say this is one of my favorite plays and Hellman is one of my favorite female writers. I remember when I got to Graduate school and had to read a ton of plays (yes, I have a degree in theatre) there were so few female playwrights in the canon that when I read Hellman it was like a revelat...

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    A Look at the Oscar Nominations

    I held my breath this morning as the best picture nominations were read. It wasn't until I heard the 10th, the one that named Winter's Bone as a nominee that I was finally able to exhale.

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    Wonder Woman is Revived and Other Women Getting Pilot Gigs

    Bob Greenblatt, the new chief at NBC, is aggressively stepping up his pilot pickups for next season and he's hired several women writer/creators. He has also revived that recently deceased David E. Kelley version of Wonder Woman.

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    National Book Critics Circle Finalists - 2010

    Here are the female finalistsFictionJennifer Egan, A Visit From The Goon Squad, Knopf

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    Question: Who Has Two Movies in the Top 10 This Weekend?

    Answer. Natalie Portman. Portman has had some successful movies but she has never been considered a box office threat, but now she clearly is with The Black Swan crossing the $80 million mark (it only cost $13 million), and her new romance with Ashton Kutcher No Strings Attached opening at number ...

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