Lilly Ledbetter Biopic Wins New York Women in Film & Television Grant

Lilly Ledbetter Biopic Wins New York Women in Film & Television Grant

New York Women in Film and Television, which supports female directors in film, TV, and digital media, has awarded its $7,500 Alan M. & Mildred S. Ravenal Foundation Grant to Rachel Feldman for "Ledbetter," which she will direct from a script co-written with Adam Prince. The film is based on the true story of Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.

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The grant aims to support the production of a dramatic feature film from a female second-time feature film director over 40 years of age. The funds may be used for pre-production, production, or post-production. 

Feldman, a director and screenwriter with credits in both film and television ("The Commish," "Beyond the Break"), also won this year’s Writers Guild of America Drama Queen Award for Best Spec Pilot. In addition, Feldman has chaired the Directors Guild of America Women’s Steering Committee and taught directing and screenwriting for USC’s MFA program.

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