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NYWIFT 2024 FinanceHER Institute

NYWIFT 2024 FinanceHER Institute

26 Jun 2024 @ 12:00pm

Join us for the NYWIFT 2024 FinanceHER Institute at Film at Lincoln Center, a one-day conference to refine your business strategies.

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Latest news

As we look ahead to our 2024 NYWIFT festival award presentations, please join us in celebrating our 2023 honorees!

Read all about our festival award winners…

New York Women in Film & Television mourns the loss of our beloved co-founder Lenore DeKoven. Lenore’s work as a director, producer, and tireless advocate for women in media touched so many of our lives.

Read more about her legacy.

Thank you for joining us at the 44th annual NYWIFT Muse Awards!

Read more about the inspirational event…

Missed the broadcast of the 43rd Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards on NYC Life? 

Watch it online now!

Congratulations to the NYWIFT Members featured at the Spring 2024 edition of the Big Apple Film Festival!

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Congratulations to the NYWIFT Members with films at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival!

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NYWIFT is proud to share that six of our members were nominated for the 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards!

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The NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation is proud to announce the recipients of its latest round of preservation grants!

Learn more about the 10 selected projects…

NYWIFT Board Member Joyce Pierpoline has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of BAFTA North America. Congratulations, Joyce, on this incredible honor!

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NYWIFT was proud to support seven emerging film production professionals with scholarships in 2023!

Meet the latest cohort of scholarship recipients…

NYWIFT mourns the loss of longtime member and former Board Member Muriel “Mike” Peters. 

Read more about her legacy as a producer and trailblazer… 

The Writers Lab, New Works Lab, NYWIFT Night Out with Fusion Film Festival, DOC NYC 2023 Gala, and more…

Read the latest letter from NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez!

The Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) of New York Women in Film & Television
is thrilled to be part of the 3rd Annual Sag Harbor Cinema Festival of Preservation!

Learn more about this exciting November 18th event.

Congratulations to all the NYWIFT members with projects at DOC NYC 2023!

See the full roster here.

Congratulations to the NYWIFT members with projects at the 2023 UrbanWorld Film Festival!

See the lineup. 

Please read NYWIFT’s statement on the current violence in the Middle East. 

More info here. 

NYWIFT is proud to announce the new and returning Board Members for the 2023-2024 season!

Get to know this dynamic group of leaders.

Our latest letter from NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez details highlights from the NYWIFT Creative Workforce STEM Summit, strike updates, the new NYWIFT Masterclass Series, and more!

Catch up with the latest!

Congratulations to the six NYWIFT Members nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards this year!

See the full list.

The 2023 Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant was awarded to filmmaker Ravit Markus for Nina.

Learn more about this powerful documentary feature. 

Congratulations to the selected participants for The Writers Lab 2023!

Check out this year’s exciting cohort of mentors and participants

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) stands in solidarity with our members and colleagues in SAG-AFTRA as they seek equitable compensation and a sustainable livelihood.

Read our full statement and see how you can help

Congratulations to new Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Pat Swinney Kaufman!

Learn more about her work in our industry. 

NYWIFT mourns the loss of acclaimed documentarian Ellen Hovde, who recently passed away at the age of 97. Ellen was one of the very first members of NYWIFT when it was founded in 1977. 

Learn more about her legacy

Congratulations the 15 NYWIFT members who had projects at the 2023 Tribeca Festival!

Learn more about them!

NYWIFT announced a new training and mentorship program to support women filmmakers in partnership with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan at our Cannes 2023 panel.

Learn more! 

NYWIFT at Cannes, partnership with the Royal Film Commission-Jordan, members at Tribeca, standing in solidarity with the WGA, Muse 2023, programming updates, and more…

Read the latest letter from our CEO Cynthia Lopez!

NYWIFT stands in solidarity with our members and friends in the Writers Guild of America as they as they seek a sustainable livelihood and just compensation for their work.

Read our full statement

Congratulations to NYWIFT member Ellie Foumbi on her 2023 Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as the other seven members who contributed to nominated projects!

See the full list

In her latest Letter from Our CEO, Cynthia Lopez reflects on the powerful film She Said and the true story of journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

Prepare to be inspired!

Congratulations to the 24 NYWIFT members who had 21 projects at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival!

Learn more about these exciting new films

Read the latest letter from NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez, on gearing up for Muse, celebrating Black History Month, remembering Barbara Walters, and more.

See details.

Visit our NYWIFT Boutique to shop for Muse Awards mugs and apparel!

Check it out!

  • "As always and even more so today, women in our business are taking up the mantle of courage and truth-telling and consciousness, and they move and inspire me. We are awake now in a way we have never been before."

    - Actor Judith Light, accepting her 2017 NYWIFT Muse Award

  • "My faith is renewed by the way I experience this vanguard moving through the world with such grace at such a complex time. Speaking truth to power and creating a legacy for the women and the men who follow."

    - Actor Judith Light, accepting her 2017 NYWIFT Muse Award

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LATEST blogs

Meet the New NYWIFT Member
Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Willette Murphy Klausner

If you’ve seen a great Broadway show recently, chances are Willette Murphy Klausner had something to do with it. As the founder and owner of WMK Productions in Los Angeles she has produced or co-produced dozens of award-winning theatrical and film projects, including MJ the Musical, Hadestown, Stereophonic, The Wiz. Porgy and Bess, Three Mo’ Tenors, Caroline or Change and Cabaret, just to name a few. For film, she’s co-producing the documentary Liza, which just premiered at the Tribeca Festival. Previous films include Radium Girls and Wakefield with several film and TV projects in development. In 2022 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Drama League. She has served on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles Music Center and the Women in Film Foundation, is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, the National Women’s Forum, and NYWIFT. She is currently on the board of Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts.

Film Festivals
2024 Tribeca Festival Recap

Tammy Reese provides a recap of the red carpets, screenings, and events she covered at the 2024 Tribeca Festival, including some exclusive video interviews.

Film Festivals
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon — The Book of Carol 2024 Tribeca Festival World Premiere

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon — The Book of Carol had its World Premiere at the 2024 Tribeca Festival on Saturday June 8th in The Indeed Theater at Spring Studios in New York City. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon — The Book of Carol picks up where season one of the series left off, following fan-favorite characters Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride). They both confront old demons while she fights to find her friend and he struggles with his decision to stay in France, causing tension at the Nest. Fans of The Walking Dead Universe are eagerly awaiting to see best friends Carol and Daryl again. Tammy Reese had the honor of covering the red carpet and interviewing Reedus, McBride, and Scott M. Gimple, who are all Executive Producers. Watch her video interviews here!

NYWIFT Programs
NYWIFT Talks Tribeca 2024: Remember Your Joy

Sometimes it’s necessary to be reminded why you do what you love to do the most. We don’t stop to do this enough, and I realize this is often what happens at a NYWIFT community event. Whether it’s virtual or in-person, NYWIFT Talks have the same impact. On Zoom, roughly 200 viewers gathered to catch board member Okema T. Moore’s chat with three current Tribeca filmmakers this year. The filmmakers were director/producer/screenwriter Geneva Peschka of The Solace of Sisterhood, archival producer Lauren Wimbush of The Debutantes, and production designer Kristi Zea of Daddio. Stephanie Okun offers and insightful recap of their conversation.


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