New chapters for 'Curves' scribe


"Real Women Have Curves" playwright Josefina Lopez has signed with management firm Intellectual Property Group.

In addition, Lopez has inked with Grand Central Publishing to pen a follow-up to her debut novel, "Hungry Woman in Paris," published last month.

Lopez has written many plays and co-wrote, with George LaVoo, the teleplay adaptation of "Curves," which HBO aired in 2002. The screenplay earned Lopez the Humanitas Prize, and the film won two awards that year at Sundance.

Lopez also is an activist who brings arts to Boyle Heights' minority and economically disadvantaged communities through Casa 0101, a theater she founded and is in the process of expanding. (partialdiff)