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Meryl Streep is taking yet another step on the path of being amazing by funding a screenwriters lab for femlae writers over 40. Can we get a hell yeah!?! The group will be run by New York Women in Film and Television and organized by Iris, a collective of female filmmakers. It will be called, plainly and perfectly, Writers Lab. Streep announced her involvement during a Sunday panel at Tribeca Film Festival. According to the website, the application period begins  May 1st and end June 1st 2015 at 5pm EST (make a note of that, potential submitters!). Read More
“I’m rich now,” Amy Schumer says, onstage at the Hollywood Improv, to a Saturday-night crowd. “I go to the waxing places that change the paper.” The 32-year-old comedian isn’t actually that wealthy, but it seems appropriate that she would address her newfound notoriety with a joke. After nearly a decade working the stage as a standup, Schumer now stars on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, a stunningly subversive sketch show she created. Read More
  “I’m sorry I don’t know more about you!” Ellie Kemper says, baring her perfect teeth in a broad smile as we wrap up our lunch at Little Dom’s, an Italian place near her part-time home in Los Angeles. “That’ll be next time.” But after talking for nearly two hours over bread, salad, and piping hot arancini, she does know about me, because she asked—about where I live, my family, my dog, how I got into writing, how I started at BUST, even what TV shows I like. Read More
For seven years, NBC’s The Golden Girls brought the fantastic lives of Blanche, Rose, Sophia, and Dorothy into our televisions. It has since passed down to our younger generation through syndication and popular culture. Unlike many other shows featuring a group of women, the Golden Girls weren’t young twenty-somethings trying to figure out their lives, these were fifty (and eighty) somethings trying to figure out their lives. The show reminded us that women’s lives don’t just stop once their children are grown or if they are widowed/divorce. Read More
A wise woman once said, “the streets aren’t for everyone, that’s why they made sidewalks.” So it was only natural that Cookie Lyon took to Sesame Street (clad in her purple fur and full of sass) to show them what's up. Empire star, Taraji P. Henson is a comedic goldmine and SNL used her to perfection in this skit about Cookie visiting Sesame Street and letting everyone know that she is most certainly in charge. Read More