girls in the news: Monday Links

Check out these girl-related new items:

Hannah Montana may be coming to an end (image courtesy of about-face.org)

1. According to NYT this 4th season of Hannah Montana could be the last. The story from various reports is that Miley Cyrus is ready to move and focus on developing a film career apart from her Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana character. In fact she’s scheduled to release the film The Last Song later this year, in which Cyrus will play a troubled teen trying to reconnect with her estranged father, played by Greg Kinnear. Nicholas Sparks – the author of The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, and Nights in Rodanthe – wrote the screenplay for the film.

Meet Team Umizoomi (image courtesy of dailylife.com)

2. There’s another article in NYT about a mathematics-friendly show aimed at pre-schoolers called Team Umizoomi. Nickelodeon will be developing the show as part of their Nick Jr. lineup. Soo Kim, who worked on Blue’s Clues, is one of the creators behind this new series. A few specifics about the show that caught my attention: the main characters are a girl and boy – both superheroes – and are accompanied by a break-dancing robot. Also Milli – the girl character – is equipped with pony tails that turn into rulers. Kinda cool.

Poster for Zombie Girl (image courtesy of slashfilm.com)

3. A bit of local news if you’re in the Austin area. On the 17th of this month 17-year-old independent filmmaker Emily Hagins will be live in person at the Alamo Drafthouse to discuss her documentary Zombie Girl (watch clips on youtube). The documentary follows Hagins on her first feature-length film Pathogen, which she wrote, directed, produced, and edited at the age of 13. Her second feature-length film, The Retelling, is currently in post-production. Look for a future post on Pathogen.

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~ by actyourage09 on January 12, 2010.

3 Responses to “girls in the news: Monday Links”

  1. […] Carbon Glaciers in my direction. Her new album, July Flame, comes out tomorrow. Kristen at Act Your Age informed me that you can listen to it here, at least for now (it’ll probably be unavailable […]

  2. Breakdancing robot? YES!

  3. […] I want to share an interview with Emily Hagins. You may remember that I wrote about Hagins and her films Pathogen and Zombie Girl back in January, when Hagins came to Austin and […]

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