Oscar-winner Meryl Streep made news back in April when she announced she was launching a new initiative called The Writers Lab, which would nurture women screenwriters over the age of 40. Now, the first group of writers to be accepted into the program has been revealed. The lab was inundated with more than 3,500 submissions and raised the total number of participants from eight to 12 as a result. The chosen 12 will begin their work next month and will be provided mentorship by women writers who have authored successful movies both in terms of box office success and critical acclaim.
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