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Lunchtime Skills Workshop: Owning Your Power

Lunchtime Skills Workshop: Owning Your Power

24 Sep 2019 @ 12:30pm

Looking to have a lot more say in the way things are handled in your entertainment career? Tired of giving decisions over to your agent, manager, producer or collaborator? Feeling intimidated about money and talking a deal? This interactive  workshop will give you NYWIFT Member/Certified Career Coach/TV Packaging Agent Jim Arnoff‘s take on how to reclaim the decisions in your career. Learn the  most effective ways to build your confidence, communicate with conviction and ask for what you want. Gain the skills to negotiate in a way that minimizes the fears and maximizes the results. Hear the insider’s tips on how to network that sets you apart  and creates the most memorable connections. You will hear the best ways to collaborate with ease, claim your authentic voice and honor your creativity. This workshop is all about claiming your power, leveraging your strengths and being fully expressed.

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Latest news

The 2019 NYWIFT Summit: Inclusion, Equality and Safety, presented a series of conversations that addressed vital issues of gender and pay gap, diversity/inclusion and sexual harassment. The Summit established forward-moving strategies to create change in these areas with an eye towards mobilizing support and leadership for the future.

See the recap.

The latest the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) Inclusion Report Card with data from the 2019 TV Staffing Season shows states that women and minorities showed slight gains in the 2019-2020 TV series staffing season compared to a year ago, despite disruptions in the hiring process caused during the 105-day standoff between the guild and Hollywood’s talent agencies.

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Congratulations to NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film grantee Yellow Rose, which was the opening night film of the 2019 Asian American International Film Festival in New York City! 

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Dr. Martha Lauzen along with the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film released their annual “Thumbs Down” report. The study accounts for critics working in all print, broadcast, and online outlets for Spring of 2019.

This year’s report concludes that male film reviewers still outnumber women about two to one –as women only represent 34% of film reviewers in the U.S. as compared to last year’s 32%.

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NYWIFT Executive Director shares her updates after seven months with the organization.

Read her note to the NYWIFT community.

The percentages of women working as directors, writers, producers, executive producers, and editors on independent films reached historic highs in the 2018-2019 year. That said, independent films still employ more than twice as many men as women (68% vs. 32%) as directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers.

Read the latest “Indie Women” study. 

NYWIFT Advisory Board President Simone Pero, was just announced as a Community Builder Honoree for the 2019 Cynopsis Top Women in Media Awards!

The Awards honor outstanding contributions by women in every facet of the media industry. From mobile to marketing, social media to social good, and data to distribution, Cynopsis shines a light on the best of the best in TV, digital/tech, esports, sports and advertising. These are the women making bold decisions at every level, agents of change and champions of excellence who are instrumental in driving their businesses forward.

Congrats, Simone! See details.

  • "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

  • Lunchtime Skills Workshop: Owning Your Power

  • Power Player Conversation: Finance Her - Hosted by The Women’s Network at The New York Times



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