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12 Meryl Streep Golden Globes fashion January 2015
Meryl Streep has funded The Writers Lab, a screenwriting competition for women over 40 that will take place mid-September at Lake George in New York. Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC
Sarah Bird
Sarah Bird was named a winner of a new screenwriting competition for women over 40.  Photo by Sarah Wilson
Patricia Arquette at the 2015 Academy Awards
Patricia Arquette gave a stirring acceptance speech at the Oscars about gender inequality in Hollywood. Photo courtesy of ABC/Craig Sjodin
Sarah Bird upon hearing news she had won Meryl Streep screenwriting competition
Sarah Bird was in Colorado when she learned the news. Photo by Colista Rose Bird