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Athena Film Fest Announces Iris Screenwriting Lab Participants

G. Michelle Robinson, one of this year’s Lab Writers

Women accounted for just 10 percent of the writers behind 2017’s 100 highest-grossing films. The Athena Iris Screenwriting Lab is designed to help improve this figure and get more female leaders behind the scenes and on-screen. This year’s participants have been announced.

A collaboration between The Athena Film Festival (Aff) and Iris, The Lab consists of two days of intensive script development with industry mentors. The program is designed for female writers who haven’t had a feature-length fictional script produced yet. In order to be eligible, screenplays must be feature-length narratives and include one or more strong female characters in leadership roles at the center of the story.

This year’s Lab Writers are Joy Goodwin, Kellee Terrell, Elizabeth Richardson, and G. Michelle Robinson. Their selected scripts include a portrait of three enslaved men and women in antebellum Maryland, and

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