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Kelly Marcel to Make Directorial Debut with “Ferryman” Adaptation

Best known for writing the screenplays for “Venom,” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and “Saving Mr. Banks,” Kelly Marcel is set to make her directorial debut. The BAFTA...

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Emma Stone in Talks to Star in Cruella de Vil Origin Story

If there’s anyone who can humanize a famous puppy-killer, it’s probably Emma Stone.  So it makes a kind of sense that the actress is in talks to star in "Cruella," an...

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Disney’s 4 Years: The Women Centric, Directed and Written Films to Await

Disney has announced its slate for the next four years, so we now know what to expect from the dream manufacturer in the near future. Something you probably shouldn’t hold your breath for? A...

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Disney Hiring Women Screenwriters, But Not Women Directors, for Its Live-Action Adaptations

Disney has been rewriting both its history (“Saving Mr. Banks”) and its own movies (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent,” “Cinderella”). Interestingly, three of the four films...

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Embracing Gender and Racial Diversity Pays Off (And Then Some) for Universal Pictures

Summer’s big success story isn’t just “Straight Outta Compton,” which topped the box office for the second week in a row this past weekend, but also its studio, Universal Pictures. Without...

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Sam Taylor-Johnson Exits ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Franchise

After making “Fifty Shades of Grey” Universal’s eighth highest-grossing film ever, director Sam Taylor-Johnson has announced her decision not to return for the bondage-romance sequels. The...

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Trailer Watch: ’50 Shades of Grey’ is Proud Lady Porn

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Dakota Johnson to Star in Fifty Shades of Grey

The highly anticipated casting news of who will play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation was announced yesterday.  Dakota Johnson, of Fox’s...

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Emma Thompson Returns to the Big Screen in Saving Mr. Banks

It feels like it has been a long time since we saw Emma Thompson on the big screen in a meaty role.  In Saving Mr. Banks she plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers.  The film is written by...

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Sam Taylor-Johnson Will Direct Fifty Shades of Grey

We’ve reported a lot about the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation.  We were a little wary about the producing team, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, from The Social Network working...

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Variety Announces 10 Directors and Screenwriters to Watch, 4 are Women

Variety announced 10 directors and screenwriters to watch for the upcoming year. Out of the 20, 4 women were included, 2 for each. The directors will be profiled in the January 3rd issue of...

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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...

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Three Female Screenwriters Considered for Fifty Shades of Grey Adaptation

We previously reported that the producing duo from The Social Network, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti would be producing the film adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and we hoped...

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