Fighting Age and Gender Bias in Screenwriting

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Meryl Streep announced that she is funding The Writer’s Lab, a new program dedicated to supporting and mentoring female screenwriters over 40—directly in response to the gender and age bias against female writers. Twelve writers have been selected to attend the first retreat and develop their scripts.


Katie O'Brien is an English major at Cornell University, where she writes for kitsch magazine, DJs for a rock station, and complains about the cold. Find her on Twitter @abluekite. More from this author →