May 1, 2008

News Briefs

Here's some random interesting things I saved over the last couple of weeks:

  • Rebecca Traister at Salon talks to Amy Poehler about Baby Mama and the legacy of funny film feminists. Feminism is the New Funny (Salon)
  • Hillary Swank will star in the Mira Nair film of Amelia Earhart. Richard Gere co-stars.
  • The 13th Annual Nantucket Film Festival announced that Meg Ryan will be honored with the Compass Rose Acting Tribute Award. Ryan will be on hand to present the second Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award, which gives a cash prize to a promising female writer/director at the festival.
  • Nia Vardalos will co-star for three episodes of the funny sitcom My Boys airing this June