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Making people uncomfortable can help your career. These women would know.

Every film directed by a woman is a hurdle crossed. Ava DuVernay, Meryl Streep and documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy can attest to that. "When a woman makes a film, that is a radical act in itself," DuVernay said during the...Show More Summary

Newswire: Rose Byrne launches all-female production company

Meryl Streep recently funded a writing lab for women over 40, and now Rose Byrne is teaming up with four other Australian women to elevate women’s voices in film. Byrne, along with The Last Impresario director Gracie Otto, theater and...Show More Summary

Empathy Too Often Lacking in Attempts to Communicate

Summary: Using the example of Meryl Streep, Valeria Maltoni on her Conversation Agent blog, notes why empathy, or the lack of it, is such a big factor in effective communication. “We could accomplish so much more,” Valeria writes, “if we could connect with this idea that talking through issues with honesty..."

Meryl Streep: 'I Wanted To Be Tom Sawyer'

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Acting legend talks to Jon Stewart about how most protagonists in literature, history and film are 'all fellas.'

Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep & Daughter Mamie Gummer Represent Powerful Ladies at Women In World Summit 2015!

Freida Pinto is chic and sophisticated while attending the 2015 Women In World Summit held at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (April 22) in New York City. The 30-year-old actress was joined by Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer, Robin Wright and her husband Ben Foster, Thandie Newton, and [...]

Meryl Streep: “I Always Wanted To Be Tom Sawyer, Not Becky”

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

"But I can feel more like, you know, Peter Pan than Tinker Bell."

Meryl Streep On Why It's Harder For Men To Appreciate Movies About Women

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Why is it so hard to get movies made about women? According to Meryl Streep, it might be because many male viewers lack the imagination needed to appreciate them. Then again, they've never needed it. Streep elaborated on this idea on...Show More Summary

Meryl Streep, Ava DuVernay, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy School Jon Stewart About the ‘Radical Act’ of Being a Woman in Hollywood

Wednesday night, three powerful female forces in Hollywood — Meryl Streep, Ava DuVernay, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy — appeared on a panel in New York City at Tina Brown's annual Women in the World summit. But rather than having a chat about their shared experiences of being a woman in the... More »

Quint reports back from CinemaCon's SONY presentation! Spectre, Spidey, X-Mas and much more!

Sony brings the big guns to wow distributors at CinemaCon. James Bond, Spider-Man, Seth Rogen, Ang Lee, Chris Columbus, Robert Zemeckis, George Clooney and Meryl Streep all represented! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Show More Summary

Meryl Streep's Awesome Move To Fight Ageism In Hollywood

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This week, the ever-cool Meryl Streep revealed she would help fund a screenwriting lab specifically for women over 40. The lab will be overseen by New York Women in Film and Television, which Streep is an honorary board member of, and have the support of female celebrity mentors. Streep herself knows the struggles of aging women in Hollywood. Show More Summary

There Aren’t Enough Female Screenwriters In Hollywood, And Meryl Streep Is Doing Something To Fix That.

image via (cc) flickr user mostribus84 Between 2010 and 2012, the number of movies written by women represented an abysmally low 9 percent of the total scrips sold in Hollywood for those years. It’s a disheartening figure, but one that...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A Chicago police officer was somehow found not guilty after fatally shooting an unarmed Black woman. Meryl Streep is funding a writers’ lab for women screenwriters over age 40.  Last week, activists on 75 college campuses shared abortion stories in a “pop-up” sticker project in collaboration with the 1 in 3 campaign. Show More Summary

Newswire: Meryl Streep funds screenwriting lab for women over 40

In the past couple of years, Hollywood’s rampant sexism when it comes to leading roles for women has been called out by Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, Mindy Kaling, Geena Davis, and Jennifer Garner, to name only a few. Show More Summary

Meryl Streep Is Combatting Hollywood Misogyny With Writers Lab for Women Over 40

No one ever needed another reason to love Meryl Streep, and yet, throughout the decades, the reasons have kept — and will… Read More

Actual Queen Meryl Streep Has Funded a Screenwriting Workshop for Women Over 40

6 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Women make up about 29% of TV writers and a miserable 15% of film writers, and you know who's not going to let that stand? Meryl fuckin' Streep, friends.

If You’re a Female Screenwriter Over 40, Meryl Streep Wants to Help Develop Your Talent

Meryl Streep has put her own money behind a new writers lab in New York, solely meant for aspiring female screenwriters over the age of 40. "If You’re a Female Screenwriter Over 40, Meryl Streep Wants to Help Develop Your Talent" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. Show More Summary

The God Meryl Streep Funds New Screenwriting Lab for Women Over 40

Powering Hollywood’s perpetual-motion machine is a big sludgy river of spec scripts, of which only a tiny fraction will ever get sold, let alone made—and in recent years, the figure of spec scripts sold by women stands at under 10 percent. Show More Summary

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