Fighting for Women in Hollywood

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

For all their strides and successesMeryl Streep, Ava DuVernay and John Stewart on Women in Hollywood… women still have a far distance towards equality in Hollywood. This was the focus of Tina Brown’s annual Women in the World Summit[ref]Women in the World Summit[/ref].

Some of the major points discussed[ref]Vulture[/ref] include:

  • Meryl Streep’s upcoming film Suffragette
  • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar® winning documentary about acid attacks on Pakistani women
  • Activism in film and in the real world

The next step, Streep is putting her money where her mouth is[ref]Forbes[/ref], to use a familiar cliché. She has funded a screenwriters lab for female writers over the age of 40[ref]Variety[/ref].

Streep’s Writers Lab will accept submissions starting May 1st. The submission period will end on June 1st and eight winners will be announced on August 1st.

Visit Meryl Streep’s Personal Website to read more about these developments.

 

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