October 13, 1991
Imagine how angry Peg Yorkin would be if she'd had to go to work for a living. HOLLY WHITE Los Angeles
June 27, 1989 |
Producer Gale Anne Hurd ("The Terminator" and "Aliens,") has made a $50,000 challenge grant to the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. It is Hurd's second consecutive grant to the workshop, which develops women directors. Workshop alumnae include Lee Grant, Karen Arthur, Dyan Cannon, Nancy Malone, Marsha Mason and Randa Haines. The seventh workshop cycle, beginning in the fall for 12 women, also is being sponsored by a $140,000 donation from the Arts & Entertainment Network.
October 4, 1991 |
Peg Yorkin's $10-million endowment will fund the Feminist Empowerment Center, a think tank that is designed to build strategies to get women to the decision-making tables, such as corporate and foundation boards, and legislatures. The largest single expenditure, however, will support the foundation's campaign to bring the controversial French abortion pill, RU-486, to the United States or to develop a similar pill here.
April 3, 2009 |
Everybody knows about Jay Leno's taste for topical humor. Far fewer are aware that his wife, Mavis, has long been one of Hollywood's most influential behind-the-scenes activists on behalf of women. For more than a decade Mavis Leno has made the plight of Afghan women her particular case and this month she and the organization in which she plays a pivotal role -- the Feminist Majority Foundation -- will hold what amounts to a coming out party for the next round in this cause.
November 5, 2000 |
The long and tangled journey of the abortion pill to the United States--expected to culminate with its introduction here later this month--began with the zeal of two women, who marshaled a force of moneyed activists to do for themselves what the major pharmaceutical companies would not.
April 21, 1985
If I see another theater article with Susan Dietz and Susan Loewenberg as (un)official spokespersons for the entire Los Angeles theater community, I think I'll rent Peg Yorkin's theater, vomit and have Laura Zucker analyze why attendance was so low. MARK DAVID CHESBRO Los Angeles