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Member Screening: October 2018 Shorts Program

Member Screening: October 2018 Shorts Program

23 Oct 2018 @ 07:00pm

Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Member Screening Series showcasing scripted shorts: That Very Evening, Slice, Prerequisite, The Bill, After Words: The Opposite of Foreplay, Mommy Blogger and Momstress. The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.

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Latest news

NYWIFT member Juliet Werner has made her directorial debut on her first feature film, The Laughter Life. This documentary goes behind the scenes with a Mormon sketch comedy group as they craft their weekly television show, Studio C, and struggle to find the balance between living their faith and creating funny material. The film is available on iTunes starting October 22nd – you can pre-order now!

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The percentage of TV episodes directed by women and people of color increased oh-so-slightly vs. last year, according to an annual study released in early October 2018 by the Directors Guild of America.

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NYWIFT member Elle Kamihira has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Jennifer, 42, an animated documentary feature film which tells the true story of Jennifer Magnano, a suburban mom of three, whose family’s battle to escape the coercive control and violence of an abusive husband and father, sheds light on the brutal realities of domestic violence. Directed by Kamihira, Jennifer, 42 hopes to demystify the veil of domestic violence households, yet make it accessible to all through beautiful animation drawn by award-winning Animation Director Yulia Ruditskaya.

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NYWIFT members produced the documentary Capturing the Flag, which has its official New York premiere at the Margaret Mead Film Festival on Friday, October 19th. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and participants.

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NYWIFT Executive Director Terry Lawler will lead panel discussion about representation following a screening of Caroline Berler’s documentary Dykes, Camera, Action! at NewFest on Saturday, October 27th.

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Now in its 21st year, the Boxed In study, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University and headed up by executive director Dr. Martha M. Lauzen, provides the most comprehensive historical record of women’s representation and employment in television available. The 2017-2018 report show little to no improvement for female representation.

Read more about the study.

Terry Lawler and the Board of Directors of New York Women in Film & Television announced today that Terry will conclude her tenure as Executive Director on December 31, 2018.

Strategic planning has been underway for an Executive Director transition for the past two years as part of NYWIFT’s five-year strategic plan.

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The DGA recently released a study sharing that the pool of first-time episodic TV directors ‘is more inclusive than ever.’ This pool, which includes women and minorities, shows an encouraging employment gain, setting record highs for the second year in a row.

Learn more about the study.

  • "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

upcoming events

  • Member Screening: October 2018 Shorts Program

  • Power Player Breakfast: Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Valhalla Entertainment

  • A Conversation With Annetta Marion and Kathryn O'Kane: The Art of Directing and Running a Show

  • Retirement Planning for Freelancers



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