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Meryl Streep Backs The Writers Lab For Women Over Forty

THE WRITERS LAB 2016 FUNDED BY OSCAR WINNER MERYL STREEP RETURNS WITH A LEAGUE OF ACCLAIMED WOMEN FILMMAKERS FOR THE ONLY PROGRAM OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD

 

Established for women screenwriters over the age of 40 by New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and IRIS, The Writers Lab returns in 2016 once again with funding provided by Oscar winner and NYWIFT Muse honoree Meryl Streep. The Writers Lab 2016 has selected seasoned filmmakers set up to provide exclusive mentorship and increase opportunities while cultivating more content made by women.

The mentors attached to The Writers Lab 2016 will include: Academy Award nominee Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”); Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”);  Caroline Kaplan (“Time Out of Mind,” “Personal Velocity”); Mary Jane Skalski(“Win Win,” “The Station Agent”), Darnell Martin (“Cadillac Records,” “I Like It Like That”), Kirsten Smith (“Legally Blonde,” upcoming “Expendabelles”), Alexis Alexanian (“Maggie’s Plan”) and Gurinder Chadha (“Viceroy’s House,” “Bend It Like Beckham”).

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