Since 2014, the independent Los Angeles-based collective the Kilroys has sought to increase representation for female playwrights by publishing a list of new plays by women deemed worthy of production. This year, the group’s list has a more specific focus: female and transgender writers of color. Continue reading Los Angeles Collective Honors Plays by Women of Color
Women’s wrestling might not seem like the most natural of subjects for producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch to (pardon the expression) tackle. The two writers, who’ve been friends for years dating back to their time on “Nurse Jackie,” were looking for another project to team up on. “We knew we wanted it to be female-focused, we wanted it to be a comedy, but we had no other insight beyond that,” says Flahive. Continue reading ‘GLOW’ Creators on Why They Wanted to Make a Series About Women’s Wrestling
Potential readers would be forgiven for not expecting Weike Wang’s new novel “Chemistry,” which is about a Ph.D. student who struggles with family pressure, relationship issues, and depression, to be funny. Continue reading Weike Wang Combines Humor, Science, and Depression in Debut Novel ‘Chemistry’
When Ava DuVernay began to think about the directors she wanted to work on “Queen Sugar,” the Louisiana-set series she created for OWN, she wasn’t interested in the usual suspects. Continue reading Ava DuVernay doubles down on women directors for ‘Queen Sugar’
Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says she wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of the industry’s most vexing problems. Continue reading Serena Williams joins board of SurveyMonkey
Ending a 56-year gap, Sofia Coppola became the second woman to receive the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival as the gala wrapped up on Sunday.
A 105-year-old woman has fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a high school graduate, CBS Pittsburgh reports. Continue reading 105-year-old woman fulfills dream of becoming a high school graduate
Venus Williams is teaming with production company 3 Ball Entertainment on a new unscripted series about female entrepreneurs called “Deals in Heels,” Variety has learned. Continue reading Venus Williams to Produce, Appear in Female Entrepreneur Unscripted Series