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Foundation Identifies Grants in Memory of Adrienne Shelly

Foundation Identifies Grants in Memory of Adrienne Shelly

The Adrienne Shelly Foundation has announced new initiatives in its mission to “aid in the advancement of talented women filmmakers.” Grants will be given by the foundation to L.A.-based AFI Directing Workshop for Women, while at Columbia University, The Adrienne Shelly Award will be given beginning this spring to a female director. Also this spring, the foundation will award a grant via the New York Women in Film & Television. At New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts, Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, a scholarship will be granted to a sophomore annually beginning in the autumn semester later this year. And, a grant will be given through the Independent Feature Project (IFP) to a “promising filmmaker” annually beginning in the summer or fall of this year. Fox Searchlight will release Shelly’s final film “Waitress” nationwide on May 2. [Brian Brooks]

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