TBS taps Kopple for ‘Women’ seg

Barbara Kopple has been pegged to helm the fictional section of “A Century of Women,” the six-hour docu series from Turner Broadcasting System portraying a family of women gathered for a weekend.

Helmer of such award-winning docus as “American Dream,””Harlan County, U.S.A.” and “Fallen Champ,” Kopple will direct scenes of the femmes as they discuss their common experience as American women in the 20th century.

The other two elements of the docu pic are voiced narratives of historical 20 th-century female figures and on-camera interviews with contemporary women who have made a historical impact.

Narrated by Jane Fonda, the docu also will include the voices of Candice Bergen, Sally Field and Alfre Woodard.

On-camera interviews will feature Halle Berry, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chris Evert, Susan Faludi, Betty Friedan, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Erica Jong, Wilma Rudolph, Phyllis Schlafly, Grace Slick and others.

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