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WATCH: It's All Hitting the Fan in New Trailer for 'Orange Is the New Black' Season Two

For those of you who were big fans of Netflix's rollicking women-behind-bars dramedy "Orange Is the New Black," a new full-length trailer is here for the second season, which arrives with all episodes on June 6. As the trailer song cries, the ladies in orange (or beige) are going "into the jungle," i.e. the tension in prison is heating up and boiling over, though it's hard to say from this spot exactly what that entails.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 17, 2014 2:04 PM
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Memo to Women Screenwriters: Man Up!

Is the shrinking percentage of women screenwriters now seen as just business as usual, a reflection of our societal malaise? Or are women screenwriters actually doing something to fuel the inequity?
  • By Nancy Nigrosh
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  • April 14, 2014 3:46 PM
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Here's the First Teaser Trailer for 'Orange Is The New Black' Season Two

On the heels of the Valentine's Day release of "House of Cards" season two, Netflix premiered the first teaser trailer for the second season of "Orange Is the New Black." The women's-prison-set series comes from creator Jenji Kohan and is available to binge-stream on Friday, June 6.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 15, 2014 8:05 PM
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NYT Best Sellers Dominated by Films and TV: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Long Walk to Freedom,' 'Orange Is the New Black' and More

One of the revelations from the current New York Times list of non-fiction bestsellers is how many films land there. Solomon Northup's "12 Years a Slave," which was overshadowed upon its 1853 publication by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin" and long only known by historians, now sits at number three on the bestseller list. Impressive, and cool.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 19, 2013 2:29 PM
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'Orange is the New Black' Meets 'Orphan Black' in 'Orphan is the New Black' Mash-Up

Here is an amusing collision of two fantastic female-centric new series--Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," and BBC America's "Orphan Black."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • August 5, 2013 8:00 AM
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