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  1. Meryl Streep Aims to Diversify Hollywood

    Roles for women of a certain age remain slim — and that certain age keeps dropping. One way to fix that is to create more roles for women who aren’t 22, and one way to do that is to hire more middle aged female writers. That’s the logic behind Streep helping fund a three-day workshop for a select group of female screenwriters to help combat “decades of ageism,” at the New York Women in Film note. Maybe this is also Streep’s way of ensuring she’ll keep getting those plum roles.

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