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  1. Not A Drill: Dragonriders of Pern Movie Nabs Female Screenwriter!

    A "Dragonwriter," if you will.

    Oh, joyous day! According to /Film, the long-awaited adaptation of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series now has a screenwriter: novelist Sarah Cornwell!

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  2. Game of Thrones Alum Michelle MacLaren Reportedly In Talks To Direct Wonder Woman

    Valar Morghulis!

    Take this with a considerable grain of salt, of course, but if Variety's sources are correct, the director of the standalone Wonder Woman movie may have also logged a little time in Westeros.

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  3. The Mary Sue Interviews: Filmmaker & Cinematographer Elle Schneider On Getting More Women Into Cinema

    Elle Schneider is a filmmaker, writer, and cinematographer - and a huge advocate of getting more women into cinema. Schneider's short action film Headshots (which also features a female cinematographer and costume designer) was just given the green light on Seed & Spark, so we sat down to talk with her about women in cinema, and how us regular folk can help advance the cause.

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  4. The Mary Sue Interview: Hercules‘s Ingrid Bolsø Berdal Talks About Women In Action Movies

    Gosh I love arrows.

    Today the Dwayne Johnson-led Hercules, which you'll no-doubt remember from both Rebecca Pahle's GIF-laden review and from that scene in the trailer where the dude throws a horse at somebody, hits shelves on Blu-Ray and DVD. We spoke briefly with Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, the film's sole arrow-launching lady badass, about her history with action movies and how she thinks there needs to be more room for women to be women in them. Spoiler alert: she's kind of awesome.

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  5. Paul Feig Says Having Women Ghostbusters In His Reboot Is Not A Gimmick, Reveals His Plan

    "I ain't afraid a no girls."

    Yesterday we finally got confirmation of Ghostbusters 3 featuring women as the Ghostbusters. Today, Paul Feig informs us the film is absolutely a reboot and fills us in on what he has in store.

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  6. Jessica Chastain Tells Vanity Fair Everyone Is Ready For A Female Superhero Film

    Give this woman her own superhero film immediately.

    Actual hero Jessica Chastain has been speaking out recently about her desire to see a female superhero film, and she brought it up again during a TIFF interview with Vanity Fair for her film Miss Julie. She wants lady superheroes; she wants lady villains; she is our uncaped crusader for justice in the comic movie world. Let's start the "Chastain for Batwoman" campaign stat, shall we?

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  7. [Update] Bill Murray Gives Female-Led Ghostbusters A Ringing Endorsement: “It Sounds As Good an Idea As Any Other!”

    "It'd be OK, I guess. I still won't be in it."

    "It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapor! No, it’s a grand idea, I don't know who they're talking about, but it's a good idea, I would watch it! I mean, I love Robert Palmer's videos, so why wouldn't I love the female Ghostbusters?"—Bill Murray being his typical you'll-never-know-how-serious-I-am Billy Murray self in regards to that rumored female-led Ghostbusters reboot.

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  8. The “Potent” New Influence Of Women’s Wallets On Hollywood

    Paranormal Activity? Apparently that's on us, ladies.

    When I'm being optimistic, it feels like there was a slight shift this summer in the way Hollywood perceived women. True, Marvel still fiddle-faddled over a female-led movie, but there was cause for celebration, too: Scarlett Johansson proved her massive box-office draw, the Expendabelles movie progressed with casting news, and Columbia Pictures wants to make a female Ghostbusters reboot. So what caused this small increase in representation?

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  9. Yo, Studios: Here’s Why We Need More Female-Centric Superhero Merch [VIDEO]

    I believe that children are our future.

    It's real easy to say "It's just business! Superheroine merch doesn't sell!" when you barely provide any superheroine merch for people to buy, folks.

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  10. Green Girl Gets a Voice: the True Life Story of the Actress, Director, and Pilot Behind Star Trek’s Slave Girl

    It's not easy being green.

    Go to a Star Trek convention today and you're sure to find at least a couple of fans dressed up like an Orion slave girl; that first "green girl" started it all. Serious Trek fans will know the Orion "animal woman" is only one incarnation of the character Vina, and she's played by Susan Oliver, an actress who is the subject of a new documentary directed by George Pappy, edited by Amy Glickman Brown.

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