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Meryl Streep Funds Women Screenwriters!

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20-04-2015

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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