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in Filmmaking
on Nov 14, 2006

I received the following press release about a foundation formed in the memory of director and actress Adrienne Shelly.

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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