“Don’t they want the money?”

 

(From the Huffington Post)

In another life, Meryl Streep would’ve made a great accountant — she sure knows her numbers.

Presenting at Women In Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards Tuesday evening at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, Streep gave it to them frank. Five films aimed at women in the last five years have generated $1.6 billion dollars for Hollywood, she said. So why aren’t more studios backing female-focused films?

“Don’t they want the money?” she asked of the industry, laughing.

The five films were “The Help” (2011), “Bridesmaids” (2011), “The Iron Lady” (2011), “Mamma Mia” (2008) and “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006). While we think that the obvious common denominator in that list is Streep herself (she’s in three of them), her point came through loud and clear in the room full of industry executives, actors, producers, writers and directors……

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