Monday, April 20, 2015

A Champion of Female Writers

Now this is putting your money where your mouth is.

Three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep has long commented on how démodé it is for Hollywood, if not all of America to still be so far behind from the times in terms equality between men and women – on how there’s still a gender pay gap, how women aren’t as represented or as welcomed to represent themselves as men, and how women  certainly aren’t allowed to age without engendering as much prejudice, for instance. So La Streep is doing a little something about it.

It was announced at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend, that the actress has funded The Writers Lab, a screenwriters lab for women over 40 spearheaded by New York Women in Film and Television and the collective of women filmmakers IRIS.

Female screenwriters will be to make their submissions between May 1 and June 1, with eight winners to be named on Aug. 1.


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