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Shelly Foundation Announced to Support Women Filmmakers

Word just over the transom at Reeler HQ notes that the family of late writer/director/actress Adrienne Shelley (right) has established a non-profit foundation in her name:

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," says Ostroy. More initiatives from the foundation will be announced at a later date.

Follow the jump for the full text of the press release, including more information about how you can contribute.

ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION IS ESTABLISHED

Mandate to include Womens' Filmmaking Scholarship Fund

(New York - November 14th) The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a non-profit 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," says Ostroy. 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.

Shelly, who first became known as an actor for her teamings with director Hal Hartley on The Unbelievable Truth and Trust, recently appeared in Factotum. She wrote and directed three feature films in which she acted, Sudden Manhattan, I'll Take You There, and the soon-to-be-seen Waitress. She also appeared in over twenty other films.

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Posted at November 14, 2006 3:49 PM

Comments (1)

Is this the best you can do?

All the things going on in the world of cinema in NYC, and you rehash a death.

The web's most boring website.

albert anon.

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