NYWIFT Announces HP Foundation to Fund NYWIFT Young Female Filmmaker Initiative
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New York Women in Film & Television Announces:
HP FOUNDATION TO FUND NYWIFT YOUNG FEMALE FILMMAKER INITIATIVE
Actress/Singer/Philanthropist Ha Phuong Will Support an Education and Financial Assistance Program for Aspiring Women Filmmakers, From High School Graduation through Graduate Studies and Beyond
New York City (January 23, 2018) - New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous donation of more than $50,000 from The HP Foundation. The HP Foundation is one of the largest of its kind and is the culmination of Vietnamese actor, singer, writer, philanthropist and NYWIFT member Ha Phuong (HP)’s passion for music and her fierce devotion to supporting young people’s causes. The announcement of this partnership was made at the Goldcrest Films, Cinematographers XX and NYWIFT Party at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22.
In HP’s honor, NYWIFT has named three programs to provide additional opportunities, growth and acknowledgement for women:
The students, trainees and apprentices from the three initiatives will also be invited to work with HP on her next film or video.
“We are so grateful for HP’s generosity,” said NYWIFT Executive Director Terry Lawler. “She has shown a commitment to inclusion in the arts and we are thrilled to partner with her to foster the next generation of women working across of a variety of trades in the film, television and digital media industries.”
“I am happy to support young women filmmakers in partnership with New York Women in Film & Television,” Ha Phuong said.
About New York Women in Film & Television:
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers. NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,500 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 50 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 15,000 members. NYWIFT is a nonprofit 501c3 public charity.
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About Ha Phuong:
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.
Last updated: Jan. 24, 2018