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Calling All Female Avengers: Win an Internship at Marvel Studios

Calling all girls between the ages of 15 and 18 and in grades 10 – 12 who want to make a positive change in the world through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! If you’ve developed or dreamed of an amazing project you think could revolutionize the world, simplify our lives, help the disabled, or just …

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HK Poet Kills at NFL Summit with ‘Sisterhood of Sport’

Heading into Superbowl 50, the NFL held its first ever “Women’s Summit” (#inthehuddle) in San Francisco this week. Taking place in the ornate Beaux Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom atop the Merchants Exchange Building in the Financial District, the room was packed with lots of female athletes, journalists and executives. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shared opening remarks before turning …

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‘Downton Abbeys’ Lily James to star in swim drama ‘Young Woman & the Sea’

Deadline revealed today that Lily James (‘Downton Abbey’) is set to star in Young Woman and the Sea by sportswriter Glenn Stout. When I initially read the book about American Gertrude Ederle – the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel, I was completely absorbed. But I also remember thinking it would be difficult to bring the project to the screen since …

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The Best Female Superheroes

CBS soars onto the superhero bandwagon with Supergirl, which arrives in late October, starring Melissa Benoist. It’s the story of Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who also traveled to Earth, but has chosen to keep her superpowers a secret. Instead, she works as an assistant to a media mogul (Calista Flockhart), until she finally embraces her true identity with the …

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Lupita Nyong’o Promotes New Film “Queen of Katwe” at #D23Expo

Earlier this year it was announced that a film based on a book about Uganda’s chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi – Queen of Katwe – is in the works with Disney. The story follows a young girl that comes from nothing to become a national chess champion. From living in the streets in the slums of Katwe to …

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Elizabeth Banks to Play Billie Jean King in HBO Movie

HBO and Playtone have set David Auburn (the playwright behind Proof) to script an untitled project that has Elizabeth Banks playing Billie Jean King and Paul Giamatti Bobby Riggs in the a story of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match in which the 29-year-old No. 2-ranked female star beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champ. …

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Actress Melissa Benoist Set as CBS’ ‘Supergirl’

Glee and Whiplash breakout Melissa Benoist (@itsmmbenoist) has been tapped to play the iconic DC Comics character, Supergirl, in the upcoming CBS/WB produced TV show. The hourlong drama, which received a hefty series commitment, centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Benoist will play Kara, who after arriving on Earth was …

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Penny Marshall to Direct Biopic Of First Female Baseball Hall of Famer

A League Of Their Own director Penny Marshall is swinging at a baseball biopic about Effa Manley, the sports trailblazer who became the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I love this announcement for so many reasons. First, A League of Their Own is one of my favorite films (starring …

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‘Bend It Like Beckham’ Slated to Become a Stage Musical

Twelve years after the box office success of Bend It Like Beckham, a stage adaptation of the hit film is in the works and set to make its London debut. Due to open at the West End’s Phoenix Theater next May, the musical will follow the same path as the film, telling the story of a Punjabi Sikh …

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