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Foundation to Help Women Filmmakers Established in Memory of Adrienne Shelly

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 14, 2006 at 8:17AM

The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of writer/director/actress Adrienne Shelly, is being founded by her husband, Andy Ostroy. Plans include a Womens' Filmmaking Scholarship Fund, with a particular emphasis on awarding film school scholarships and helping women make the transition from acting to directing. "I know what Adrienne would want most would be to help women get a chance to pursue their dream," commented Ostroy in a statement. More initiatives from the foundation will be announced at a later date. Those wanting to contribute can send checks made out to The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, via Belardi'Ostroy LLC, 16 West 22nd Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10010. Checks should be post-dated December 15th, until the legal status of the foundation is finalized. [Brian Brooks]
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The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of writer/director/actress Adrienne Shelly, is being founded by her husband, Andy Ostroy. Plans include a Womens' Filmmaking Scholarship Fund, with a particular emphasis on awarding film school scholarships and helping women make the transition from acting to directing. "I know what Adrienne would want most would be to help women get a chance to pursue their dream," commented Ostroy in a statement. More initiatives from the foundation will be announced at a later date. Those wanting to contribute can send checks made out to The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, via Belardi'Ostroy LLC, 16 West 22nd Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10010. Checks should be post-dated December 15th, until the legal status of the foundation is finalized. [Brian Brooks]