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Member-to-Member Discounts

September Voiceover classes are filling up for VO Duo’s Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level programs ranging throughout animation, narration, commercials, promos, trailers, audiobooks, video games and industrials. Former talent agents and current casting director and producers, Diana Lote and Eileen Schellhorn are offering 10% off of their Voiceover classes to fellow NYWIFT members. Get to work in a real recording studio every week and develop the skills needed to succeed in one of the most lucrative and creative divisions of entertainment. Classes are open to skills levels of all types! Visit http://voduonyc.com/ for class descriptions and calendar information. Email voduonyc@gmail.com to register and receive the discount.

INTRINSIC VALUE consultation with NYWIFT member Amy Guggenheim: advocate for your artistic work with integrity and effectiveness. In one to one sessions discover how to use writing as a tool for thinking about, expanding and verbalizing your creative work in simple terms that stem from your unique strengths and insights. Work together to design and edit compelling written materials (pitch, project statements, director’s vision, film and TV bibles, scripts, etc.) to get your projects seen and chosen. Expertise in cross-cultural translation of artistic concepts. INTRINSIC VALUE evolved out of Amy’s work as a teacher of artists, designers, filmmakers, and others; and as an independent filmmaker with international projects supported by grants, crowdsourcing and fundraising campaigns. NYWIFT members receive 20% discount for your first three sessions. Mention code NYWIFT-INVALUE when you contact Amy at guggenheim.amy@gmail.com.

A beautiful desk/office space with many amenities is for rent from NYWIFT member Harriet Leve at $600 per month, located in the heart of the Theatre District (43rd and Broadway) in a premier office building. The amenities include: free wifi; free receptionist; free coffee; free tea; access to a full kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator and luxury drink machine; a rentable conference room and more! Please email cgart@leveproductions.com or call (212)-302-2882 ext. 4 for more info. NYWIFT members get a special discount: $50 off first two months of rent!

NYWIFT member Dominga Martin offers members 20% off monthly and 15% off weekly rentals of a single room in a private townhouse with two floors. Each floor has three private locked bedrooms. Each room feels like its own studio. Room avail is in a corner nook, located on the garden level, just beyond the second dining area. There is a second bathroom on this level with toilet, shower and sink. On the main floor, upstairs, there's a spacious shared living room and kitchen with a full bath. A back yard compliments the space. Fully furnished. Quiet. Neat.  Less than a block away from L train. Manhattan is less than 20 minutes away. All utilities included and Wi-Fi throughout the space.  Washer/dryer on site. Bodegas, restaurants and cafes nearby. Non-smoking. Contact Dominga at 718-785-7709 or domingamartin@gmail.com. Other rooms avail at these links (contact Dominga directly for discount): large family room, double room, private room, perfect for roommates or solo.

Member Georgette Blau is offering a beautiful, private office room on the twentieth floor of her building on 8th Avenue and 36th Street with a 10% discount to NYWIFT members! Minutes away from Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and various subway stations, the office is in a strategically placed location that will essentially provide for every need. Aesthetically, the view from the office space guarantees to enhance your work-place experience. The room can comfortably hold multiple work-place sized desks and is fully equipped with air-conditioning and internet services. The office size is approximately 200 square feet and has access to a shared kitchen. $1,550/month (before the discount). See details. Contact Georgette if you’re interested: (212) 683-1961, gblau@onlocationtours.com.

NYWIFT Member Television Packaging Agent and Career Coach Jim Arnoff is offering all Members a complimentary 45 min coaching session at his office by Union Square. Jim has started an Entertainment Coaching Group every other Monday night, 6:30-8 PM, for one-on-one coaching, networking and resourcing. Discount for NYWIFT members. Email Jim at arnoffco@aol.com.

NYWIFT member Mark Gasper encourages fellow members to attend his free Ninja Balance / Supple Strength class at the Hudson Guild John Lovejoy Elliott Community Center (441 W. 26th St.) every Monday night at 6:30 PM. It is presented as part of Shape Up NYC, sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation and it a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class. The class is open to everyone and to all fitness levels. Mark provides modifications for all exercises, so everyone can participate fully. They work on Balance, Strength and Flexibility within an uptempo Cardio format that is a lot of fun. See details online, as well as a promo video!

NYWIFT member Lisa Brigantino, a music supervisor/rights clearance specialist/composer is offering free initial phone consultations to NYWIFT members. Lisa is the founder and President of Hidden Pond Productions, Inc. The company is a one stop shop that provides music supervision, music licensing, talent acquisition, rights clearance of any kind (music, talent, photos, film clips, artwork, etc.) and custom music scoring and production for a variety of clients working in film, television, advertising, non-broadcast, new media and more.  Contact Lisa at lisa@hiddenpondproductions.com to schedule a consultation. Visit her website to find out more about the company and the services they provide.

NYWIFT member Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW, is an author, writing instructor and therapist. She runs Building the Artist’s Ego workshops and conducts individual therapy sessions with creative people to help them work on blocks such as procrastination, lack of inspiration, perfectionism, paralyzing fear or other stoppers. She is offering a free 20 minute telephone or Skype session. Email sherrymsw@earthlink.net for more info.

Member Anna Pasztor is offering her Bronx-Breeze screening/presentation space to other members. The space is ideal for readings, screenings, presentations, work-in-progress, seminars in an intimate setting. Video projector is provided. B-B can seat 25 guests and up to 5 hosts. No public restroom, but they have the participation of a nearby restaurant for meals and restroom in case of longer programs. Bronx-Breeze is a non-for-profit initiative. It is close to Jackson Ave. Station of the 2 & 5 lines, or 149th station at the 6 line. Send a one-page proposal and resume to videographer.ny@gmail.com.

Free Music Consultation
with Linnette Harrigan, NYWIFT member and music supervisor. Linnette is the founder and President of Linnette Harrigan Media Inc. She and her team regularly work on feature films, documentaries, TV series, pilots and teaser reels.?

Vagabond Photography of New York and New Jersey is offering discounted headshot sessions, including slate shots at $200 for NYWIFT members and friends. Kids sessions through age 11 are $100. NYWIFT member and photographer Valentine Aprile is also an actress, writer/director, and award winning visual artist. Contact valaprile@gmail.com for more info and to schedule your shoot.

NYWIFT member Valentine Aprile has a south-facing, clean photo studio available for rent in the Newport area of Jersey City, just one block from the Path train. 12’x12’ in front of backdrop. $160/day 10 AM – 4 PM or $30/hour (three-hour max for hourly rate). Beautifully diffused natural light, backdrops (white, green, marble, or black), reflectors, and studio lights with diffusers available if needed. Bathroom with mirror and dressing room light bulbs. Email valaprile@gmail.com for info/photos or to book time.

Get a complimentary career coaching session from member and certified coach Joanne Zippel of Zip Creative! Joanne Zippel’s Creative Coaching practice evolved out of her work as a manager of playwrights and screenwriters—guiding their careers and helping them to pursue their passions in what is well known as an often difficult, changeable and sometimes arbitrary business. Helping highly motivated people clarify and achieve their vision has long been, and remains, central to her work as a producer, entrepreneur and coach. Through the unique combination of her professional experience in the entertainment industry and her life coaching she can help you clarify your vision, build a solid foundation from which to make authentic career and life decisions and take practical action on them. Read more.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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