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Nywift and Iris Announce Inaugural Participants for The Writers Lab, Funded by Meryl Streep

10 August 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Back in April, I interviewed the directors of Nywift and Iris about their noted launch of The Writers Lab, a retreat for women screenwriters over 40, that received a substantial amount of funding from Meryl Streep. The 12 inaugural participants, listed below, were selected from a pool of over 3,500 applicants. The eight mentors for the weekend long September lab are Jessica Bendinger (Bring It On, Aquamarine), Caroline Kaplan (Time Out of Mind, Me and You and Everyone We Know), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records), Lydia Dean Pilcher (Darjeeling Limited, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Secret Life of Bees, Beyond the LightsMary Jane Skalski (Win Win, The Station Agent) and […] »

- Sarah Salovaara

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Meryl Streep’s Screenwriters Program Selects Inaugural Participants

10 August 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New York Women in Film & Television and the Iris film collective have selected 12 screenwriters for the inaugural year of Meryl Streep’s Writers Lab.

The program, which is fully funded by Streep, provides script development for female writers over the age of 40. The Writers Lab, presented in collaboration with the Writers Guild of America East, received over 3,500 submissions.

Here are the participants and their scripts: Sarah Bird, “Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen”; Vanessa Carmichael, “The American”; Tracy Charlton, “Raised Up”; Kellen Hertz, “Ashburn”; Anna Hozian, “Anchor Baby”; Lyralen Kaye, “St. John the Divine in Iowa”; Jan Kimbrough, “The Glastonbury Cow Party”; Billie Mason, “The Cargo”; Peres Owino, “Basketweaver”; Gretchen Somerfeld, “Face Value”; Janet Stilson, “Jaguar Trail”; and Kim Turner, “It Goes Like This.”

The event will take place September 18 to 20 in upstate New York at the Wiawaka Center. Iris is a collective of women filmmakers founded by Kyle Ann Stokes, »

- Dave McNary

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Crowdfund This: ‘B Love’ - a Film That Considers the Unapologetically Voluptuous Woman as Love Interest

27 May 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The filmmakers of the upcoming new short film “B Love,” make it clear that they wanted to make the film because “there are so many confident, beautiful, unapologetically voluptuous women [who] are a reality in our world, yet we do not see them reflected on film as central characters who are sought after. 'B Love' changes that…” Starring Eamonn Walker ("Chicago Fire," "Cadillac Records," HBO's "Oz"), Brely Evans ("Being Mary Jane," "Sparkle," "Just Wright") and Corey Hendrix ("Empire," "Chicago Pd" and "Sirens"), the film deals with a most unusual love triangle which goes counter to this »

- Sergio

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Jeffrey Wright Bio: In His Own Words

30 March 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jeffrey Wright (born December 17, 1965) is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles in movies, television shows, and plays such as Shaft, Boycott, Angels in America (both on television and on stage), Cadillac Records and Boardwalk Empire. He’s also well known for his roles as Felix Leiter in the James Bond films […]

The post Jeffrey Wright Bio: In His Own Words appeared first on uInterview. »

- Ryan McDonnell

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Bradley Cooper in talks to star and direct ‘A Star is Born’ with Beyonce

24 March 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Could the Queen B be teaming up with the current king of the box office? Deadline reported Tuesday that Bradley Cooper is in talks to make his directorial debut with a remake of the classic showbiz drama and romance A Star is Born, and that Beyonce will be approached to star alongside Cooper in the film.

Nothing is confirmed yet, but Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. hopes he can jump into the project, along with producing and taking a stab at the script by Will Fetters (The Lucky One, Remember Me) once he is finished starring in the Broadway production of The Elephant Man.

The bigger complication however may not be securing Cooper, but Beyonce. Clint Eastwood has long been attached to this project, but he recently revealed in an interview with THR’s Stephen Galloway that Beyonce is obviously very busy being a super-megastar, and that Warner Bros. »

- Brian Welk

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"Holy Rollers" Makes Free Video-on-demand Debut January 20 Exclusively Through Snagfilms.Com

16 January 2015 12:22 PM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

On The Eve Of This Year’S Sundance Film Festival, Past Grand Jury Prize Nominee, Holy Rollers, Starring Nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Makes Its Free VOD Debut Exclusively On Snagfilms Available Beginning January 20th, this Ripped-from-the-Headlines Crime Drama, Directed by Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Asch (Affluenza), Co-Stars Justin Bartha (The Hangover), Ari Graynor (TV’s “Bad Teacher”), Danny A. Abeckaser (The Wolf of Wall Street), Q-Tip and Hallie Kate Eisenberg (Paulie); it Will Be Available to View Online at, and All Supported Devices, Including Their Multi-Platform App

New York, NY (January Xx, 2015) – Inspired by actual events in the late ‘90s in which Hasidic Jews were recruited as drug mules, Holy Rollers was a Gotham Award winner and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee in 2010. On the eve of Sundance 2015, the crime drama, starring Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me »

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