In the Movies... Ep. 6: Special! Movie News

It's our first special episode! We broke from our usual format to bring you an episode jam packed with movie news. The idea for these occasional special episodes is to focus on one director, writer, or actor's work for an entire episode. However, when trying to decide what to do for our first special episode, I suggested we dedicate it to catching up on all the movie industry news that we've been saving up. We always have a few news items for the beginning of each podcast, but the past month we've been building up quite a lengthy list of items to talk about on the podcast. So many of them were related to our episode 3 subject, women in film, and gender inequality in the industry that we didn't want to leave anything out. So, consider this episode a movie news catch-up session.

I've included links to everything we talked about, but hopefully you will also give the podcast a listen because we're not just spewing out news, we are talking about it. Expect a regular episode next time, and a special episode about every 6 episodes.

Here is the extensive list of movie news items we talked about.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (CinemaBlend)
Joss Whedon on Ant-Man’s original script (Variety)
Suicide Squad (Nerdist News)
Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange (Vulture)
Fox Is Rebooting The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vulture)
Channing Tatum: Gambit Will Be an Unconventional Origin Story (Vulture)
Now You See Me will be a trilogy (Vulture)
Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, and Paul Feig comedy (Hollywood Reporter)
Sofia Coppola no longer directing The Little Mermaid (Deadline)
Live-Action Fantasia & others (Variety)
Beauty and the Beast Cast (Metro)
The Jungle Book (Daily Mail)
Mulan (Hollywood Reporter)
Dumbo (Hollywood Reporter)
Winnie the Pooh (Variety)
Tinkerbell (Vulture)

What is a 'feminist' movie anyway? (ScreenRant)
Tom Hardy vs Dumb Journalist (Tumblr)

Salma Hayek (IndieWire)
Anna Kendrick (Glamour)
Indianna Jones (Red Nose Day)
Shit People Say to Women in Film (Tumblr)
Inquiry Into Hollywood’s Hiring Practices (NY Times)

Geena Davis, Bentonville Film Festival (HelloGiggles)
Rose Byrne launches The Dollhouse Collective (DailyMail)
Lifetime- Broad Focus (TheWrap)

Melissa McCarthy (TheEllenShow)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (TheWrap)
Age Gap on Screen (TheGuardian)

Matt McGorry is a feminist. (Huffington Post)
His essay for National Equal Pay Day (Facebook)
No flats at Cannes (Ottawa Citizen)
Lack of Black Widow merchandise (Mashable) (BuzzFeed)
Cecily Strong Hosts White House Correspondents Dinner (YouTube) (HollywoodLife)

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