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February 11, 2011

Kristin Schaal, the Athena Film Festival, and the Top Grossing Women in Comedy
by Liz McKeon - 0

By WICF Editor Liz McKeon

How's your weekend going, WICF readers? Are you enjoying the balmy 70° weather in LA? Enjoying the balmy 34° weather in Chicago? Or have frigid temps this past week been getting you down? (It couldn't be the recent Forbes list of the highest grossing actresses in comedy, could it? I love la Streep, I think she's a remarkable actress and a fantastic person, but it would be wonderful if one of the top five highest grossing actresses in non-animated-film comedies was a working comedian. The numbers, over the last five years: Meryl Streep, $1.3 billion worldwide box office; Sarah Jessica Parker, $916 million; Katherine Heigl, $773 million; Cameron Diaz, $768 million; and Anne Hathaway, $727 million. Tina Fey came in at number 10, with $216 million.)

Whatever it is that you're feeling right now, here is Kristen Schaal, opening the WGA awards last week, to cheer you up:

Maybe she'll perform this for us, at next month's WICF! Girls can dream, right?

For more inspiring news about women in entertainment, Melissa Silverstein and Kathleen Sweeney have been covering this weekend's Athena Film Festival over at Women and Hollywood, so check that out to see uplifting reporting from the world of women leaders in the film industry. (Hat tip to Melissa Silverstein and Women and Hollywood for covering the WGA cold open and the Forbes list, too!)

Enjoy your weekends, WICFers!

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