hypable:

Guardians of the Galaxy is breaking box office records this weekend, but more importantly it’s breaking barriers in Hollywood by being the first Marvel script credited to a woman.
Guardians of the Galaxy is receiving remarkable reviews by critics and fans alike and is expected to take in over $90 million during its explosive opening weekend.
What’s more interesting is that Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel film to have been written by a woman that’s actually received credit for their work.
Screenwriter Nicole Perlman has been on the rise for quite some time. She’s been included in up and coming screenwriter lists for years now and even did some work on Thor’s script, but she’s finally been given credit for being the screenwriter of Marvel’s latest film, which is being touted for its unique storyline.
In a recent interview with TIME magazine, Perlman explained her attempts to persuade studios to put their trust in a woman’s hands to write sci-fi, saying, “I was noticing that I was having trouble convincing people, when I was pitching on projects, that I would be capable of doing this. There was a little bit of an attitude of, ‘Well, you’re a woman, you’re not writing romantic comedies, we’ll give you the Marie Curie biopic.’”
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hypable:

Guardians of the Galaxy is breaking box office records this weekend, but more importantly it’s breaking barriers in Hollywood by being the first Marvel script credited to a woman.

Guardians of the Galaxy is receiving remarkable reviews by critics and fans alike and is expected to take in over $90 million during its explosive opening weekend.

What’s more interesting is that Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel film to have been written by a woman that’s actually received credit for their work.

Screenwriter Nicole Perlman has been on the rise for quite some time. She’s been included in up and coming screenwriter lists for years now and even did some work on Thor’s script, but she’s finally been given credit for being the screenwriter of Marvel’s latest film, which is being touted for its unique storyline.

In a recent interview with TIME magazine, Perlman explained her attempts to persuade studios to put their trust in a woman’s hands to write sci-fi, saying, “I was noticing that I was having trouble convincing people, when I was pitching on projects, that I would be capable of doing this. There was a little bit of an attitude of, ‘Well, you’re a woman, you’re not writing romantic comedies, we’ll give you the Marie Curie biopic.’”

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callieatx:

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, in partnership with the 96 Elephants campaign and dozens of zoos worldwide, are celebrating today as Elephant Day! Help spread awareness for these beautiful animals that are being poached out of existence.

"No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant."

World Elephant Day! “To lose the elephant is to lose an environmental caretaker and an animal from which we have much to learn.”
🐘 🐘 🐘
On World Elephant Day, August 12, express your concern and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike!
#GoGrey #WorldElephantDay

World Elephant Day! “To lose the elephant is to lose an environmental caretaker and an animal from which we have much to learn.”
🐘 🐘 🐘
On World Elephant Day, August 12, express your concern and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike!
#GoGrey #WorldElephantDay

worldelephantday gogrey

World Elephant Day! 

"To lose the elephant is to lose an environmental caretaker and an animal from which we have much to learn."
🐘 🐘 🐘
On World Elephant Day, August 12, express your concern and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike!
#GoGrey #WorldElephantDay

World Elephant Day!

"To lose the elephant is to lose an environmental caretaker and an animal from which we have much to learn."
🐘 🐘 🐘
On World Elephant Day, August 12, express your concern and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike!
#GoGrey #WorldElephantDay

worldelephantday gogrey

To summarize, football is a simple game, but one with great strategy. It is a global community, a religion, a shared obsession which, in these more enlightened times, is a source of unity, rather than conflict. And yet, I believe the action on the field is only a small part of the story behind football’s popularity.

(Source: tsilvas, via torresmyhero)