Meryl Streep Funds Women Screenwriters!
The Oscar-winning actress puts her money where her heart is...
We all saw Meryl Streep’s enthusiastic response to Patricia Arquette’s feminist acceptance speech at this year’s Academy Awards. Now the 19-time-Oscar nominee, 3-time-winner Streep is putting her money where her heart is, with the announcement this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival that she will be funding a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40. The lab will be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers.
The disparity in numbers of men and women working in creative positions in the film industry has been a frequent topic of conversation around Hollywood recently, and the creation of this lab is noteworthy as the first of its kind intended solely to nurture and mentor female screenwriters. Earlier this year Russell Crowe stirred up controversy by saying that actresses need to be more willing to act their age, citing Streep as a prime example to follow, the actress surprised the press by jumping to his defense. “I agree with him. Its good to live within the place that you are.”
Streep will next be seen as voting rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst in SUFFRAGETTE, directed by Sarah Gavron.
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