Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman to produce "Truly Madly Guilty" | Eva Longoria signs 2-year production deal with Universal Pictures | Amy Adams stars in new trailer for new Sci-Fi alien film "Arrival"
August 18, 2016
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Taraji P. Henson brings overlooked NASA mathematician to life in "Hidden Figures"
Taraji P. Henson brings overlooked NASA mathematician to screen in "Hidden Figures"
Henson (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Taraji P. Henson will star in "Hidden Figures" about NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who was responsible for calculating the trajectory of the Apollo 11 spaceflight to the moon. The film, also featuring Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, is based on a book written by Margot Lee Shetterly.
USA Today (8/15) 
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Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman to produce "Truly Madly Guilty"
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman to produce Liane Moriarty's "Truly Madly Guilty"
Witherspoon and Kidman (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman's production companies Pacific Standard and Blossom Films have just signed a deal for the film rights to Liane Moriarty's bestseller "Truly Madly Guilty." This is the second collaboration for the companies, which just finished production on Moriarty's "Big Little Lies" for HBO. (8/16) 
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Eva Longoria signs 2-year production deal with Universal Pictures
Eva Longoria signs 2-year production deal with Universal Pictures
Longoria (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Eva Longoria's production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment has signed a two-year "first-look" deal with Universal Pictures. "While audiences have identified with Eva through her iconic television roles, she is also an extremely savvy producer with a keen eye for projects that appeal to a broad range of diverse audiences," Universal's Peter Cramer said.
Variety (8/15) 
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Trends & Insights
Survey: 500 women's stories about advertising's gender problem
The 3% Movement asked 500 women to share their experiences with sexism and gender discrimination in advertising in a survey called "Elephant on Madison Avenue." Responses highlighted how women have been overlooked and excluded from opportunities, paid less and have been the victims of sexual harassment.
The Drum (Glasgow, Scotland) (8/12) 
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Workforce diversity is more than a pay gap
Apple recently announced that its goal of pay equity was met with both women and minority workers making one dollar to their white, male counterparts for the same work. The global issue of workforce equity needs to include the types of jobs being offered to diverse groups, to ensure underrepresented groups are not quarantined to low-skill parts of the workforce, said Forbes contributor Tim Worstall.
Deseret News (Salt Lake City) (8/12) 
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Ideas in Action
Dove spotlights what young women search online
The latest campaign from Dove highlights the words girls search online that shows most go to the internet for their emotional needs instead of talking to a parent. Designed to spark a conversation, the campaign ties into Dove's Self-Esteem Program to help kids realize their full potential.
Campaign Brief online (Australia) (8/12) 
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How Black Girls Code is changing the future of tech
Electrical engineer and founder of Black Girls Code, Kimberly Bryant, has been widely celebrated for her effort to bring coding education to young girls of color, Whitney Johnson writes. With the goal of reaching over 1 million girls, Bryant says she wants to develop a business model that helps the tech industry eventually reflect the diversity of US population and eliminate systemic biases.
Forbes (8/15) 
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Work doesn't work without play.
Shonda Rhimes, writer and producer, via Quotabelle
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