Meryl Streep just took a huge stand for women in Hollywood.

Meryl Streep — an active champion of women’s causes — has announced that she will help fund a screenwriting lab for women writers over 40 in partnership with New York Women in Film and Television, female members of the creative network IRIS Film Collective and a handful of acclaimed female filmmakers, according to Vanity Fair. This could lead to real change in the industry.

sarah-the-ninja asked:

Can we add another reason, on top of everything else for Vanessa and Fisk: They're "old", I mean, can you IMAGINE, people over 40 HAVING SEx?? *strangled noise* OLD PEOPLE DOing the DO?? Old people, one of them not attractive doing IT? How?

yeah! i always want more middle-aged female characters in everything because otherwise it’s like women just dematerialize at 35. i liked that vanessa is a middle-aged, professional lady who embarks on this mature (but essentially batshit and dangerous) relationship with a polite crime lord.

(but no one is writing fanfic about them so i’m still in agony lol)

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anonymous asked:

so women who beat their husbands and children don't qualify for hell? you know that over 40% of domestic abuse of done by women right?

Yes because when I say “I like cats” that means I hate all other animals because if I don’t include every single thing that I like in every statement I make about somehing I like it means I don’t like anything else.


Haluaisitko lukea anthro-sarjakuvaa kauhuteemalla? Nameless Wolf Comics tarjoilee pian kirjahyllyysi pörröistä täytettä!

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- Myla

- Korrenraa

- E. “Papermonkey” Jokinen

- Osma Tarvasneva

- Peikkoneito

- Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen

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Participated artists

- Myla

- Korrenraa

- E. “Papermonkey” Jokinen

- Osma Tarvasneva

- Peikkoneito

- Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen

Funded with the generous support of Meryl Streep and organized by Iris, The Writers Lab brings 8 women screenwriters over the age of 40 together with established mentors from the film industry for an intimate gathering and intensive workshop at Wiawaka Center for Women on Lake George, NY from September 18-20, 2015. .

Check out this amazing opportunity from The Writer’s Lab and Meryl Streep. You can apply starting May 1st and the deadline is June 1st. Learn more about who will be there and what the eligibility requirements are by clicking through the link. Make sure to share this information with any ladies who are budding screenwriters!

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Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40, to be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers.

The creation of the lab, and Streep’s involvement in its founding, was announced Sunday at a panel discussion presented as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Called the Writers Lab, the screenplay development program aims to increase opportunities for female screenwriters over the age of 40. This year the initiative will accept submissions May 1-June 1, with eight winning scribes named Aug. 1.

Among the mentors to participate in the Lab’s inaugural year are writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights”), producer Caroline Kaplan (“Boyhood”), and writers Kirsten Smith (“Legally Blonde”) and Jessica Bendinger (“Bring It On”).

According to NYWIFT, Streep ponied up a “significant” contribution to fully fund the Lab. The actress has been a longtime supporter of NYWIFT.

The Writers Lab will take place at a retreat in upstate New York.

NYWIFT, which presents the annual Muse Awards as well as the Designing Women honors, is an entertainment industry association that supports female leadership in film, TV and digital media. Collective IRIS was founded by a trio of women with the goal of championing the female voice in narrative film.

Further information about the Lab, including how to enter, can be found on NYWIFT’s website.

i honestly can’t take seriously dudes who bitch about the draft even tho there hasn’t been a draft in america where most of these dudes are from in over 40 years and is no longer enforced by law ur life ain’t gonna be affected by the draft boo

Meryl Streep Funds Screenwriting Lab for Women

Everyone’s favorite actress, Meryl Streep, has funded a screenwriting lab solely for women.

During a Tribeca Film Festival panel yesterday, it was announced famed thespian Meryl Streep will fully fund a screenwriting lab for women over 40, which will be run by New York Women in Film and Television.

The lab will focus on increasing opportunities for women and will accept submissions from May 1 – June 1 of this year, with eight winning scribes announced August 1.

May God bless Saint…

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There’s not even a difference of 3 years between these visits, but everything about Dean is different; from the way he wears his father’s jacket to the way he smiles. His shoulders are lower, beaten down from years upon years of torture. Gone is the cocky front and flirtatious grins. In its place is broken humility and raw honesty. He’s changed from the confident guy with one thing to die for to a mutilated man with nothing to live for.